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Language of Hands

Behold the hands
how they promise, conjure, appeal, menace, pray, supplicate,
refuse, beckon, interrogate, admire, confess, cringe, instruct, command, 
mock and what not besides, with a variation and multiplication of… 307 more words

Be like the sea

Directly related to my previous post, here’s some advice from Mevlana himself:

Translation: In tolerance, be like the sea.

This is part of the seven advices… 59 more words


Flowers In The Garden - Rumi

Imam Ali once said, “be like the flower that vies its fragrance to even the hand that crushes it.”

We humans are like seeds. We belong to the garden. 526 more words


The Wine and the Cup -Rumi

The Wine and the Cup -Rumi.

Rumi‘s poetry resonates through the centuries. This short verse reminded me that life is the way we are open up to it. 90 more words

Teacher As Transformer

RUMI Diese lebensvolle Musik

Sechzig Jahre lang war ich vergesslich.
Jede Minute. Aber nicht eine Sekunde
hat dieses Strömen zu mir her
aufgehört oder gestockt. Ganz umsonst.

Heute erkenne ich: Ich bin der Gast, 22 more words


What makes a tourist rude?

This weekend, we visited Konya, the ancient Selcuk capital and final resting place of the great Sufi poet Rumi. Before he passed away in 1273, Rumi established a Sufi brotherhood that practiced the sema, a ceremony of whirling and circling in seven parts. 672 more words