Rumi’s Sun collects many lessons and discourses from Shams of Tabriz, the Sufi mystic and spiritual master who was the catalyst for Rumi’s awakening. Rumi’s son wrote, “After meeting Shams, my father danced all day and sang all night. He had been a scholar he became a poet.
Shaikh Kabir Helminski is a Sufi master of the 700 year old Mevlevi order, the lineage of Jalaluddin Rumi. Sufism (tasawwuf) is the inner, spiritual, mystical dimension of Islam. Its aim is the development of Presence and Love.
"My heart wandered through the world constantly seeking after my cure, but the sweet and delicious water of life had to break through the granite of my heart." When the words of Rumi enter your heart, something softens, breaks, and is subtly reborn.
This lecture by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, where he delivered the first part of a two part introduction to the essence of perennial philosophy as embedded within the Islamic Tradition, was the keynote address to the two-day event: Intellectuality and Spirituality in the Islamic Tradition--A Prelude to...