Tag Archives: Konya

Rumi’s 7 Principles

These 7 principles of Rumi are not mentioned enough in the Western literature. Westerners are attracted to his poetry but ignore the formulaic presentations of his wisdom. The situation is reversed for the Turkish people. They seem to ignore the … Continue reading

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Deep interest but no strong urge to visit

I visited Rumi’s shrine in Konya in 2010. It was my first visit and I was 50 years old. I grew up in Turkey and I have always been interested in Sufism but I was never able to bring myself … Continue reading

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Rumi’s Night of Reunion

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi died on Dec 17, 1273. This date is known as Sheb-i Arus (Wedding Night). Every year the 17th of December is celebrated as the night of Rumi’s reunion with his Beloved. This poem of Rumi explains more … Continue reading

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