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bab'aziz - the prince who contemplated his soul

Bab’Aziz (2005)

  Bab’Aziz – The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul (2005) NARRATIVE A visual poem of incomparable beauty, this masterpiece from director Nacer Khemir (director of Wanderers of the Desert/El-haimoune, 1984) begins with the story of a blind dervish named Bab’Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great …

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The Mevlevi Dervishes

This is an interactive and beautifully simple, yet informative, photo essay about Rumi, sufism, whirling dervishes and the sema ceremony, for anyone who may be curious about such matters. The first time I attended a sema was when a group of whirling dervishes from Konya visited the Royal Albert Hall in London in the early …

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breathe rumi

Rumi | Breathe

  BREATHE The morning wind spreads its fresh smell.We must get up and take that in,that wind that lets us live.Breathe, before it’s gone. – Rumi      

rumi - the guesthouse - tr. Coleman Barks

Rumi | The Guesthouse

RUMI | THE GUESTHOUSE This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,who violently sweep your houseempty of its furniture,still, treat each guest honorably.He may be clearing you outfor …

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