seektravelinfo wrote:Yes yes yes!
Mevlana Rumi was a great man and wrote the most beautiful poetry. The Rumi monastery in Konya is such a holy place with a beautiful green pagoda, which seems to float.
I had the most special experience of witnessing a sema in Konya Turkey. I admire the spiritual path of the dervishes. The philosophy of Sufi Islam is most welcoming:
Come again, come again whatever you are
Come whether you be non-Moslem, pagan or Zoroastrian
Our dergah is not the dergah of despair
Come back, even if you have broken your vow of repentance
a hundred times.
Jumper wrote:Maybe the middleeast could use a dose of sufi islam. Lets airdrop some Rumi Poetry instead of JDAMs...
seektravelinfo wrote:Jumper wrote:Maybe the middleeast could use a dose of sufi islam. Lets airdrop some Rumi Poetry instead of JDAMs...
I have spoken to Muslims who consider Sufi to be infidels for whatever convoluted reason or another.
Similarly I have been told by some Catholics that the "Church" is the ONLY representative of Christianity, Protestants be damned.
"Born Agains" will inform you every chance they get that THEY are the only ones who will enter Heaven.
The profound and simple philosophy of Rumi overrides all of that tripe, with emphasis on the philosophy and not the religion.
To meet a holy person on a true spiritual path is a treasure, no matter what their choice of practice is.
The most spiritual people I have met were Sufi and persons worshipping with The Church of God in Christ, which is a hard core holy roller Black American denomination.
Like the Sufi, they dance themselves into meditative spiritual trances and their motivation is pure, their joy is contagious and their compassion is limitless. I admire their faith.
Now that is the funniest thing I've read all week
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