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guitargeorge
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Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54166 2 years, 12 months ago
Post a quote!

"Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free."
— Rumi
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guitargeorge
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Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54186 2 years, 12 months ago
"Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment."
— Rumi

If you don't get Rumi, try hearing him on Alice D.

That's what got me. The guy was higher than a kite.
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SunshineSue
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Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54196 2 years, 12 months ago
What a great thread, George! I discovered Rumi a few years ago after reading and loving this quote: "Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field. I'll meet you there." That seemed so relevant to a society where there's a lot of black and white thinking, as we have today. There's a fairly recent PBS documentary on Rumi, narrated by Richard Gere, that's fascinating, if you happen to run across it. Besides, I couldn't help but love a tradition that involved a lot of whirling! : )

I posted a couple of his poems in the poetry thread, and if you'll all pardon me, I'm going to repost this one, because I think even the non-poetry fans around here will be able to see a Shakedown Street in this one:

There is a Community

There is a community of the spirit.
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street
and being the noise.
Drink all your passion,
and be a disgrace.
Close both eyes
to see with the other eye.
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Gr8fulauditors
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Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54197 2 years, 12 months ago
Wow,Deep!
At least I'm still enjoying the ride !!!!!
guitargeorge
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Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54199 2 years, 12 months ago
Thanks Sue! I am going to try to find that documentary...haven't seen it.

It is a little embarrassing how quickly Rumi can reduce me to tears.

"Sit, be still, and listen,
because you're drunk
and we're at
the edge of the roof."
— Rumi
MushroomMan
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Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54202 2 years, 12 months ago
"If you don't get Rumi, try hearing him on Alice D."


Is Alice D. just slang for acid? ---- at first I was thinking you meant he was a guest musician in the song or something but that seems unlikely....
guitargeorge
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Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54204 2 years, 12 months ago
Mushroomman-yes

"Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be. "
— Rumi
SunshineSue
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Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54213 2 years, 12 months ago
Just some background and a couple of links, fyi: "Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet, an Islamic dervish and a Sufi mystic. He is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual masters and poetic intellects. Born in 1207 AD, he belonged to a family of learned theologians. He made use of everyday life's circumstances to describe the spiritual world. Rumi's poems have acquired immense popularity, especially among the Persian speakers of Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan. Numerous poems written by the great poet have been translated to different languages."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumi

http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/rumi-20.php

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guitargeorge
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Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54218 2 years, 12 months ago
Sue do you know if Rumi started the Whirling Dervishes? I think of them when i see the spinners at the shows.

I have a thirsty fish in me
that can never find enough
of what it's thirsty for!

Show me the way to the ocean!
Break these half-measures,
these small containers.

All this fantasy
and grief.

Let my house be drowned in the wave
that rose last night in the courtyard
hidden in the center of my chest.

Joseph fell like the moon into my well.
The harvest I expected was washed away.
But no matter.

A fire has risen above my tombstone hat.
I don't want learning, or dignity,
or respectability.

I want this music and this dawn
and the warmth of your cheek against mine.

The grief-armies assemble,
but I'm not going with them.

-Rumi
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Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54232 2 years, 12 months ago
guitargeorge wrote:
Sue do you know if Rumi started the Whirling Dervishes? I think of them when i see the spinners at the shows.i

Yep, the Whirling Dervishes, technically the Mevlevi Order of Sufi Muslims, were started by his followers. I'm telling you, if he'd been born 750 years later, Rumi would have been a Deadhead! : )

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