5 years ago
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I also purchased a poetry book entitled, " The Soul of Rumi" by Coleman Barks. Rumi was a 13th Century Persian poet, philosopher and mystic of Islam (Sufi mystic). His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love. His peaceful and tolerant teaching has appealed to people of all sects and creeds. He believed passionately in the use of music, poetry, and dance as a path for reaching God. In listening to music and turning(Whirling Dervishes) or doing sacred dance, the seeker symbolically turns toward the truth, grows through love, abandons the ego, finds the truth and arrives at the Perfect. The seeker returns from this spiritual journey with more maturity, to love and be of service to the whole creation without discrimination with regards to races, beliefs, classes, etc. I am beginning to read the poetry that is so beautiful and soulful. I will share some of the poetry that speaks to me in my next blog.