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mevlana and the whirling dance
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Mevlana and The Whirling Dance 

There is such an ecstasy in the submission and orphan-like leaning on the right arm of the Mevlevi dervish performing the whirling dance. The whirling dance is impressive, because even a person without the slightest knowledge of the Mevlevi teachings and practices, immediately perceives that…

now no trace remains
Niyazi Misri

Now No Trace Remains 

(Muhammad Niyazi al-Misri was born in Malatya, Turkey, to a devout family. In the mid-1600s, Niyazi Misri became the spiritual leader of the Istanbul Tekke of the Helveti Sufis.) I thought that in this whole world no beloved for me remained. Then I left myself….

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