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Rumi: This is the Miracle …

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“… If the Sun did not run across the sky the world would not see the colors of morning …” ~ Rumi

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So Close … Closer Than Breath – Amidon

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“It’s so close you can’t see it. It’s so profound you can’t fathom it. It’s so simple you can’t believe it. It’s so good you can’t accept it.” What is it?

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Aksarayi Seyh Ibrahim Efendi: The Sufi Way

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“… They say it is to burn up in Love’s fire — The Sufi way is to be utterly inflamed with the light of the Beloved …” ~ Aksarayi Şeyh İbrahim Efendi (Dervish of Turkey)

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Rumi: When Friends Meet: The Most Alive Moment

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… Any form of beauty or wisdom or celebration that puts one back in friendship with the soul is where the opposites find rest. “How can I be separated and yet in union?” …” ~ Coleman Barks

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The Absolute Unknowable Appears as Spring: Rumi

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“The absolute unknowable appears as spring …” ~ Rumi

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Soul, Heart, & Body One Morning – Rumi

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There’s a morning when presence comes over your soul …” ~ Rumi

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In Silence – Rumi

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“A guide has entered this life in silence. His message is only heard in silence …” ~ Rumi

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The Dream That Must Be Interpreted – Rumi

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“This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real …” ~ Rumi

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Bodhi … Arriving at Eternal Love …

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“When I die … I’m not leaving, I’m arriving at eternal love …”   ~ Rumi

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Soul Joy & Waking Up Happy – Rumi

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“No one knows what makes the soul wake up so happy …”  ~ Rumi Ponder this gem from Rumi – a Coleman Barks translation.

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Rumi: No Light Like Yours

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There is no light like yours … ~ Rumi Read & reflect on this gem from Rumi, a Coleman Barks translation.

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Rumi: Song to My Soul

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Don’t be content with worldly promises for I am the tabernacle of your contentment.  ~ Rumi

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Rumi: Crazy Lover

Let the lover be. ~ Rumi

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Rumi: The Oldest Thing There is

… your light can fill the ocean where I live.  ~ Rumi

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Rumi: Talking through the Door

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“Where can you live safely?….in surrender.”  ~ Rumi

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Rumi: Quest

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“The spiritual seeker surrenders to wonder.”  ~ Rumi

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Rumi: Mirror

Inside You, Mirror

You are….a mirror to the power that created the universe.  ~ Rumi

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Rumi: Quietness

“Walk out like someone suddenly born into color.”  ~ Rumi

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Rumi: Become Nothing

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Become Nothing … And He’ll turn you into everything!  ~ Rumi

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Rumi on Thankfulness: The Soul of Beneficence

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Thankfulness is the soul of beneficence … … Enjoy Rumi’s wisdom … includes downloadable content.

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Sacred Whirling, Sufism & Advaita, a 5-part Series

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“… So the divine level is the one mind, the one consciousness, which is also the same thing as who you are …” ~ Philip Jacobs This Overview introduces a 5-part interview between Paula Marvelly and Philip Jacobs, resident Sheikh of the London-based Study Society, discussing Advaita, Sufism and the tu …

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Rumi: Like This

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When someone mentions the gracefulness of the nightsky, climb up on the roof and dance and say,                                        Like this. If anyone wants to know what “spirit” is, or what “God’s fragrance” means, lean your head toward him or her. Keep your face there close.                   …

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Rumi: Gnats Speaking with Solomon

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“O Solomon, you are the champion of the oppressed. You give justice to the little guys, and they don’t get any littler than us! We are tiny metaphors for frailty. Can you defend us?” Continue reading to enjoy Rumi’s full poem …

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Rumi: Discernment and Surrender

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You said, “Who’s at the door?” I said. “Your slave.” You said, “What do you want?” I said. “To see you and bow.” … “You said, “Who did you come with?” “The majestic imagination you gave me.” … Enjoy Rumi’s entire poem “Talk through the door” …

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Shams of Tabriz: Love & The Soul of Fire

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“Love is the water of life. And a lover is a soul of fire! The universe turns differently when fire loves water.” ~ Shams of Tabriz Enjoy the full poem on love by Shams-e-Tabriz, the man totally “annihilated in God,” who was instrumental in bringing us the gift of Rumi!

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Rumi: Trusting The Universe – Fear or Blessing?

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Invariably or maybe inevitably, themes, or principles, like “Trust the universe” … or … “let go” … or … “allow it to happen” … are encountered in the journey of self discovery, the journey where discovering one’s True Nature is the primary yearning … the exquisite, endless, paradoxical j …

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Rumi: The Moment …

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… This world is a moment, a pouring that refreshes and renews itself … … Happy New Year dear Stillness Speaks community … May this year be filled with continuous sparks of joy, peace and contentment ! Enjoy the above full Rumi poem and more …

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Rumi: The Path of Love

“In Rumi’s poetry, love is the soul of the universe, and the soul knows no bounds … it embraces all people, all countries, and all religions … The goal of Sufism is to know love in all of its glorious forms : and every prophet, every practice, and every form of worship that leads toward love is, i …

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Rumi: Chinese Art And Greek Art

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“… Art gives a teasing taste of surrender without the full experience. Beautiful poetry can keep one on the verge of the oceanic annihilation in God. Rumi says, we’ve been walking in the surf holding our robes up, when we should be diving naked under, and deeper under.”  That is part of Coleman Ba …

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Rumi: Community Of The Spirit

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There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street and being the noise. …  Enjoy Rumi’s full poem by clicking read more below … Also, visit  Poetry and Consciousness for more …

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Sacred Whirling, Sufism & Advaita (Part 5 of 5)

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“… So the divine level is the one mind, the one consciousness, which is also the same thing as who you are …” ~ Philip Jacobs In the concluding Part 5 of this series, Paula Marvelly and Philip Jacobs, resident Sheikh of the London-based Study Society, continue their conversation on Advaita, Sufi …

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Rumi: The Laziest Son …

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Rumi uses many real life situations (stories) to convey deeper wisdom … here’s an entertaining story about “laziness” … that opens with: As a man is dying he tells the town judge to give all his inheritance to only one of his three sons – the one who is the laziest! …   There is a fascinating …

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Sacred Whirling, Sufism & Advaita (Part 4 of 5)

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“… you are already the one consciousness, you already are the unified state but you have to go off and say ‘yes’ to the great adventure of life … you have to leave who you think you are, and via a strange route, you come back and rediscover that principle of unity in a much fuller way.” ~ Philip Jac …

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Sacred Whirling, Sufism & Advaita (Part 3 of 5)

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If you are observant, what you will see that when you are five years old and when you are fifty-five years old, although your physical body, subtle body and psyche go through many changes, there’s something which is looking out through your eyes that witnesses all these changes, and this thing never …

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Sacred Whirling, Sufism & Advaita (Part 2 of 5)

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In Part 2 of this series, Paula Marvelly and Philip Jacobs, resident Sheikh of the London-based Study Society, continue their conversation on Advaita, Sufism and the turning ceremony of the whirling dervishes … this part largely focuses on the “turning ceremony” with some comments on Advaita and Suf …

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Rumi: Love

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Rumi on …. what love can make or do. Enjoy !

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Sacred Whirling, Sufism & Advaita (Part 1 of 5)

Whirling Dervishes

Paula Marvelly converses with Philip Jacobs, resident Sheikh of the London-based Study Society, about Advaita, Sufism and the turning ceremony of the whirling dervishes, particularly about the way in which sacred dance can be a direct means for accessing, and becoming one with, the Divine. Paula is …

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Rumi’s Life Story: Genesis of His Poetry (Part 1)

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Rumi’s story of “becoming Rumi” … from being recognized, in his youth, as a “great spirit” by Attar … to him being sought out by the great wandering mystic Shams-e-Tabriz (or Shams) …

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A Mine of Rubies – Rumi

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I looked inward … And the beauty of my own emptiness … filled me till dawn. It enveloped me like a mine of rubies … Its hue clothed me in red silk ~ Rumi …. As translated by Jonathan Star

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Majesty: Presence That Abides – Rumi

… “Majesty is that, composite attention felt as a presence, dawn, a company of friends, a splendor that is prior to, and the source of, the universe. Rumi says it is a state of awareness best spoken of in terms of what it is not …” ~ Coleman Barks Here’s Rumi on Majesty … reminding us of This that …

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Awareness Comes As An Unexpected Visitor – Rumi

Rumi’s very popular poem (The Guest House) about … “momentary awareness” and meeting all of its various manifestations as “unexpected visitors” …our “guides from beyond !” … A profound and exquisite translation by Coleman Barks.

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Love Dervishes – Rumi

It takes the courage of inner majesty to stand in this doorway, where there’s no celebrating good fortune, where talk of luck is embarrassing. However your robe of patches fits is right. … Don’t pretend something other than truth. Measuring devices don’t work in this room where the love dervishes me …

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Rumi’s Poetry and Sufism …

“… Why look for God ? …. Look for the one looking for God … but then Why look at all ? … He is not lost … He is right here … Closer than your own breath!” ~Rumi “… The supreme vision of Sufism is to see God everywhere, to view every part of creation as a reflection of God’s glory. The …

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Hakim Sanai: The Walled Garden of Truth

Rumi acknowledged Hakim Sanai and Attar as his two primary inspirations, saying, “Attar is the soul and Sanai its two eyes, I came after Sanai and Attar.” Sanai wrote an enormous quantity of mystical verse, of which From The Walled Garden of Truth or The Hadiqat al Haqiqa is his master work and the …

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Rumi’s Magnificent Gift: Who am I?

Who am I? A magnificent poem by Rumi is from “Selected Poems from the Divan-e-Shams-e Tabrizi” translated by  Reynold Nicholson. The poems in the book are both in the original Persian and English. In this poem the term “Gabr”(second line) actually refers to people of the Zoroastrian Faith, an ancien …

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