Everything started with A PROFOUND QUEST OF SILENCE…
“I’ve been meditating for more than 20 years. The transformational power of silence has always inspired me and has become my main inspiration over the years. And I think meditating with NEY, a musical instrument especially made for deep meditations has an utterly different kind of impact on human consciousness. I am very excited to share this magnificent cultural inheritance with the world, as it should be.” Nevsah
According to Rûmî, ney is a symbol of “the perfect human being”, matured and enlightened by passing through different life phases.
“This friend; sallow, eviscerated, branded and pierced all over, yearning for hearth and home, screams and wails rising from his bosom, is whispering secrets to mankind telling about love, the foundation of the creation.” Rûmî
Ney is venerated by the Mevlevîs and is called “nây-ý þerîf”.
In his exegesis of Mesnevî, Ahmed Avnî Konuk mentions the following; “The seven holes of ney indicate human’s seven visible limbs of which the actions of mankind emerge.”
Based on this thought, since everything apart from God is effaced in the body of the perfect human being, which is symbolized by Ney, it can be said that actions coming to existence from Him can only happen under His spiritual influence.
As a matter of fact, considering that there are also top and bottom holes in Ney, there are nine nodes in total.
Kutbü’n-nâyî Niyâzî Sayýn states the relation between Ney and the perfect human being as such;
“By structure, ney has nine holes. It has a close resemblance to a human being. A harvested cane is related to a matured human. You take a Ney, you harvest the cane, you cut its arms, you pierce holes in his body…That is to say, there is (also) a ney maker who makes the human mature. We consider that as Haq himself.”
According to us, Nây-ý Þerîf, which symbolizes the Perfect Human Being with his nine nodes and nine holes, is a “Nezr-i Mevlânâ” as well.