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mevlana and the whirling dance

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…

from ibn arabi
Muhyiddin ibn Arabi

From Ibn ‘Arabi 

(Muhammed Ibn ‘Ali Ibn ‘Arabi (1165 – 1240 ce) Known as Muhyiddin (the Revivifier of Religion) and the Shaykh al-Akbar (the Greatest Master), ibn Arabi he was born into the Moorish culture of Andalusian Spain and traveled widely throughout the Islamic countries.) O Marvel! a…

glory be to god
Yunus Emre

Glory be to God 

(Yunus Emre, (born c. 1238, Turkey—died c. 1320, Turkey), poet and mystic who exercised a powerful influence on Turkish literature.) The drink sent down from Truth, we drank it, glory be to God. And we sailed over the Ocean of Power, glory be to God….

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