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Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (1207)

Rumi was a great Persian poet and Sufi mystic whose influence has spread to Persian-speakers in Afghanistan, central Asia, Turkey, and beyond. His Masnavi-ye Manavi, a six-volume work of spiritual teaching and Sufi lore related in the form of stories and lyric poetry, widely influenced Muslim mystical thought and literature. Rumi's followers founded the Mevlevi order, whose members use dancing and music as part of their spiritual method and are popularly known by what name? More...
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The most popular poet in America?
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Happy us for your birthday dear Rumi!!!

The Dervishes Dance — The Sacred Ritual of Love

In the Sufi Way, the experience of the world and its perception is aesthetic in an ecstatic fashion. The awareness of the overpowering beauty of the world fills the heart with love and opens the mind to cosmic relations. The integration of reason, form-making, and imagining, along with yielding the body and mind to the powers of the earth, is a total aesthetic in Sufism.

In the Islamic world, humans' movement, the way they understand the process of time and space, depends on nature and parallels the cosmic order and the basic underlying forms that are found in nature. They are not only circular, which means they revolve and repeat, but rather spiral. They grow and expand in a way that radiates from the center out. Many forms of city order, architectural arrangement and movement pattern, including the basic orders of music and the representation of space in miniatures, comply with such an understanding of space and time. The Dervish Dance is in complete harmony with this understanding and with the cosmic movement.

By Jale Erzen

http://www.contempaesthetics.org/newvolume/pages/article.php?articleID=514
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i never read or hear of him until tonight
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striker wrote:
i never read or hear of him until tonight

I find that somewhat surprising because people around where I am share his quotes relatively often. Here are some examples:

"What you seek is seeking you."

"Set your life on fire.
"Seek those who fan your flames."

"You are not a drop in the ocean.
"You are the entire ocean in a drop."
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MechPebbles is reading my mind. America's Founders were not Mystics nor Muslim.
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Excellent read.
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S. Miranda-Hess wrote:
striker wrote:
i never read or hear of him until tonight

I find that somewhat surprising because people around where I am share his quotes relatively often. Here are some examples:

"What you seek is seeking you."

"Set your life on fire.
"Seek those who fan your flames."

"You are not a drop in the ocean.
"You are the entire ocean in a drop."



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