"That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him" (Ephesians 1:10). Nonduality: – the six stanzas of the Atmashatkam or Nirvanashatkam, The nature of Baha’i respect for Guru Nanak and Sikhism, Rupert Spira weaving love, beauty and presence and other wonderful no-things. Read more You can listen to the interview here: https://buff.ly/2On0UVR An interview with Janet Conner of Janet Conner The Soul-Directed Life. Only then will the mysteries of God fall from your lips. Over 100 definitions, descriptions, and discussions. My first degree is in English and Education. Rumi gives several humorous parables to illustrate, including this: A man knocks at his friend's door. Die, die, cut off those chains that hold you prisoner to the world of attachment. Here are a few of my favorite quotes referencing it. 1. – The True Meeting of Science and Spirituality, Exquisite chanting – Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (Hinduism) Mantra singer Hein Braat & Medicine Buddha’s Mantra (Buddhism), Take a peek at hell – ATV documentary on UK ‘mental hospitals’, One of my favourite GURUs – the Swami Beyondananda (GURU = Gee You r YOU), Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan (1930 Newsreel Footage) – deeply moving triumph of communication, What is Nonduality, Nondualism, or Advaita? This becoming is necessary. "Die before you die," said the I once told a greeting card company that wanted to put Rumi verses on a card, “Rumi’s poetry wants to dissolve But if you have two discerning eyes and are not afflicted by double-vision, you will see that everything in this world and the hereafter is actually the beloved (Masnavi 6: 3234). If you die to the temporal you will become timeless. How simple can your and my enlightenment be? If you come close to Heart, remember, you are going to die. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. If you die to the temporal you will become timeless. (Rumi) Details… “Square and Round” acrylic on canvas, framed and ready to hang (4 canvases assembled with a hole […] I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as plant and rose to animal, I died as animal and I was Man. Connecting Conscience and Curricula to Community, Culture, and the Cosmos, Spanning the denominations in NY's Southern Tier, Reflections on the Journey in Christ by Christopher Page, Philosophical Fragments by Adam J. Pearson, Disseminating the Teachings of Eihei Dōgen Zenji, Ordained students of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, God is neither alive nor dead, but rather manifesting as activity in consciousness – transcending and transforming one's ordinary awareness, "The Wise Man Knows without going; Sees without seeing; Does without doing." As Rumi argues, this dying to self is actually a metamorphosis, a birth that transforms us to a higher state: In Rumi's theology of love, the 'death' of the baser self is the only way to achieve union with the divine, performed on a 1996 album called Three Fish. When the traces of the selfish self (nafs) are effaced, pure soulful self remains, immortal and united with the divine, like a candle whose light fades away with the sunrise. Have wings that feared ever touched the Sun? Basho: a haiku – Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. John Daido Loori Roshi; photographer and Zen master – such beauty! How’s your sight? Armand Amar & Lévon Minassian - "Araksi artassouken" (The Tears of the River ) so you may experience the resurrection. 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Open to the sacred love at the core of the Sufi path through teachings and practices that can liberate your soul and ignite a profoundly intimate relationship with the Divine. OM: what is it? You can join 1.5 million lovers of Rumi here – https://www.facebook.com/mevlana/, Now I write, teach and coach mainly about 21stC 'interfaith as inter-spirituality' - and how we can grow closer to our True Self. This is a temple of total ruin – kharabat. I was born when all I once feared - I could love. . Where’s the solace of that state-ment? Die now, die now, and do not fear this death, for you will come forth from this earth and seize the heavens. Death has nothing to do with going away. so you may experience the resurrection. You will be forced to die. ~personal views on issues related to the Bahai Faith~, News, politics, insights, inside information from the left, Spiritual teacher and best-selling author Swami Dhyan Giten, Tips for A level students. ", Comment on the 8thC summary of Nonduality by Adi Shankara. Before we through light on the life of rumi let s get conversant with the top 50 rumi … for seeing and knowing. Die Before You Die 124 Judge a moth by the beauty of its candle . But to be reborn into a new life, you have to die before dying. The three powers of the human spirit & sublime approaches to the Nondual. You probably see … A reminder about the excellent work of the Center for Sacred Sciences. 1) I run courses and give talks at conferences and in universities and colleges in the UK, China, USA, Canada, Scandinavia etc. Leonard Jacobson: "In truth there is no life outside of this moment." For my life on earth is over My days have been fulfilled I did what God intended My rows have all been tilled. Change ). Rumi's religion of love is not so simple. Rumi “To become spiritual you must die to self, and come alive in the Lord. There are two deaths mentioned in the “Die before you die.” The second death is the death that we all will experience: We are all going to die at the end of our lives. ( Log Out /  Like a good parable? A zen saying; “It is too clear, and so it is hard to see” – but later “I can see more clearly now”. Die, die, die to the deathless and you will be eternal. Philosophical Explorations of the Human Mind, lemanshots - Fine Pictures and Digital Art, Moonpointer : Buddhist Blog of Everyday Dharma. 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Tibetan Book of the Dead: One does not err by perceiving, How Wolves Change Rivers (example of a ‘trophic cascade’). Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. This is something quite a bit more complex than the New Age reception and popular English versions of his poems sometimes make out. Become the resurrection of the spirit. Ironic, but one of the most intimate acts of our body is death. Those who are near me do not know; Great grief is a divine and terrible radiance; Any true dervish has been effaced in this manner (3: 3669-85). SAUL LEITER: what beauty there was in the eye of this great colour photography pioneer. Comments about When I Die by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi Umaima Obaid (7/24/2015 9:43:00 AM) The better truth that's been explained here by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi is such a heart touching poem, I really appreciate his work.. Ironic, but one of the most intimate acts of our body is death. Death requires you to be quiet-- to stop running from your thoughts. Rumi: I died as a mineral 28 April 2005. 3) My range of interests include personal development, learning and teaching, photography and film, the arts generally, spirituality and educational practice and theory. At one level, Rumi's religion of love symbolises embracing what is divine in creation – both in its immanent and transcendent forms – and pursuing with abandon our attraction to it. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Born on 30 September 1207 and died on 17 December 1273, Hazrat Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (ra) is among the greatest saints of medieval Islam. 125 That Quick 126 ... Rumi says, you are wasting your time here. Die, die, cut off those chains that hold you prisoner to the world of attachment. Die Before You Die by Jelaluddin Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks) Presenter: Barry Spector. My doctorate presented a new holistic meta-model of education called SunWALK. Rumi spent most of the later years of his life in Anatolia, where … I would suggest that as we stop grasping at our life, nirvana, practice, study etc, something happens. He had been a devout Muslim for all his life, praying five times every day and keeping all the required fasts. Are we foolish to believe in a ‘personal’ God? The sun sets and the moon sets, but they're not gone. Become the resurrection of the spirit. Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music – a TED talk. Have you been in the presence of a truly devout person? A site to give hope for healing to those adversely affected by fluoroquinolone antibiotics - Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox and Floxin. Is “Go home and make peace with your parents” the same as “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood”? 124 Husam 124 Lovers are alive to the extent . The reply now comes, "Since you are I, come in, myself" (Masnavi 1: 3056-76). A Concise Sermon on the Mount – is this the essence of Christian Teachings? My masters is in Adult and Community Education. Rumi — ‘This is how I would die into the love I have for you: As pieces of cloud dissolve in sunlight.’ Wednesday, November 22 Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi — “When I die” Wednesday before Thanksgiving, work, for many of us, begins to shift from professional skills to hospitality arts – calculating the weight of a large turkey in terms of cooking time, family-special recipes, families gathering across generations. 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