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The Islanders ~ A Mythic Tale by Idries Shah

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We have not come here to take prisoners- poetry by Hafiz

We Have Not Come To Take Prisoners We have not come here to take prisoners, But to surrender ever more deeply To freedom and joy. We have not come into this exquisite world To hold ourselves hostage from love. Run … Continue reading

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About the Masnavi

http://www.dar-al-masnavi.org/about_masnavi.html Listen to the story told by the reed, of being separated. “Since I was cut from the reedbed, I have made this crying sound. Anyone apart from someone he loves understands what I say. Anyone pulled from a source … Continue reading

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Dar-al-Masnavi of the Mevlevi Order

http://dar-al-masnavi.org/ ONE VISION Day and night, no difference. The sun *is* the moon: An amalgam. Their gold and silver melt together. This is the season when the dead branch and the green branch are the same branch. Nightmares fill with … Continue reading

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Rüdiger Oppermann – Roses for Rumi!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQQcdRpihak Evening — Rilke (Mitchell translation) The sky puts on the darkening blue coat held for it by a row of ancient trees; you watch: and the lands grow distant in your sight, one journeying to heaven, one that falls; … Continue reading

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I Heard God Laughing

http://www.rigbys.demon.co.uk/hafiz/laughingframe.htm You Don’t Have To Act Crazy Anymore – We all know you were good at that. Now retire, my dear, From all that hard work you do Of bringing pain to your sweet eyes and heart. Look in a … Continue reading

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From the Fountain of Fire

http://www.rigbys.demon.co.uk/fountain/fountainframe.htm Find a True friend find yourself a friend who is willing to tolerate you with patience put to the test the essence of the best incense by putting it in fire drink a cup of poison if handed to … Continue reading

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