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captaintony
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Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54240 2 years, 7 months ago
Never read Rumi, I've heard Raffi, but he's little too much for me.
guitargeorge
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Look at it right!

Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54243 2 years, 7 months ago
SunshineSue wrote:
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! : )

whirlingdervishes.jpg


Who knows, maybe he came back! Amazing how after so much time his work is so popular, translations even. That community poem you posted above does remind me of Shakedown Street!

"They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?"
— Rumi
arjanstar
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Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54257 2 years, 7 months ago
I love Rumi. I went to Turkey and visited his tomb. One of the most mystical experiences of my life.

I also love Haifz, another sufi poet. I recommend checking him out if you haven't already.
Feel good music in your soul. Make your body want to Rock and Roll!
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guitargeorge
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Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54259 2 years, 7 months ago
"In the house of lovers, the music never stops, the walls are made of songs & the floor dances"
— Rumi
bokb
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Be, okay? Be.

Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54261 2 years, 7 months ago
"Who sees inside from outside?
Who finds hundreds of mysteries
even where minds are deranged?

See through his eyes what he sees.
Who then is looking out from his eyes?""

Rumi writes so often from a place of longing, & we eventually realize that the longing is the love, much like the journey is the destination.

And then with Hafiz... oh my! What sheer elation he expresses! Pure, enthralling LOVE in his work!

Those guys have the deepest, spiritually-transcendant writing; it is a joy that it's been preserved!
If unable to dance, I'll crawl.
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guitargeorge
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Look at it right!

Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54298 2 years, 7 months ago
This is a gathering of Lovers.
In this gathering
there is no high, no low,
no smart, no ignorant,
no special assembly,
no grand discourse,
no proper schooling required.
There is no master,
no disciple.
This gathering is more like a drunken party,
full of tricksters, fools,
mad men and mad women.
This is a gathering of Lovers.

-Rumi
funky420
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If you stumble, make it part of the dance.

Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54321 2 years, 7 months ago
You know I've never heard of Rumi before but reading these poems and writings tonight, I totally dig it! Amazing and tallented beyond words( and from words)
The voices tell me what to say
guitargeorge
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Look at it right!

Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54361 2 years, 7 months ago
“Every tree and plant in the meadow seemed to be dancing, those which average eyes would see as fixed and still”
-Rumi
iamthedoor
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Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54390 2 years, 7 months ago
guitargeorge wrote:
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


Never heard of him before but I'm already lovin him from the stuff you guys have put on this thread.
This guy totally sounds like a wise old head you'd meet at a show, thanks guitargeorge!
Warrior for Peace and The Positive Movement!
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SunshineSue
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Life is sweeter for this!

Re: Any other Rumi lovers here?

#54407 2 years, 7 months ago
Here's another short one. Thanks again for starting this, George!


There is a Life Force Within Your Soul

There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life.
There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine.
O traveler, if you are in search of That
Don't look outside, look inside yourself and seek That
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