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Sufism and Rumi

Probably most readers have heard about the poems of Rumi. His poetry has mystical depth on self transformation (in-built urge to evolve, which Rumi calls “love”) which is usually taken as “devotional love for the Beloved,” as such his poetry touches hearts by his unusual way of describing love between lovers, and his desire and longing to be with that beloved, since that relationship was cut off.

Many monotheistic religions and followers have taken his work as to individualize a God far from the self. (Thus the longing to be close) However, there is more to it for those interested in Sufism.

You will see the value of devotion and worship that has been added to Rumi’s mystical experiences.

Below a free download of the “Secret Meaning: Rumi’s Spiritual Lessons on Sufism.” Which is a good read for someone who would like to know Islam in its mystical form.

Sufism

Also, a quick 3 minute video on Sufism; explained by Jonathan Brown, Ph.D in “Islamic Thought.”

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5diBm_CG8J0]

Below some poems by Rumi, which Avyakt7 has chosen, for your enjoyment… 🙂

“One who does what the Friend wants done
will never need a friend.

There’s a bankruptcy that’s pure gain.
The moon stays bright when it
doesn’t avoid the night.

A rose’s rarest essence
lives in the thorn. ”

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Only Breath

“Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion

or cultural system. I am not from the East
or the West, not out of the ocean or up

from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
composed of elements at all. I do not exist,

am not an entity in this world or in the next,
did not descend from Adam and Eve or any

origin story. My place is placeless, a trace
of the traceless. Neither body or soul.

I belong to the beloved, have seen the two
worlds as one and that one call to and know,

first, last, outer, inner, only that
breath breathing human being.”