the idiotplayers Podcast featuring Nevit Ergin

POSTED BY Cengiz on Dec 29 under Understanding Mevlana, general

You can listen to a conversation with Nevit Ergin by the idiotplayers podcast here: link

Online Ordering

POSTED BY Cengiz on Dec 29 under general

If you would like to order books and are having issues with the bookstore checkout, please send an email to so we can personally process the order. We apologize for the inconvenience… Continue reading

New Rubai Book on Display at 2010 MESA Meeting in San Diego

POSTED BY Cengiz on Nov 17 under 6

We will be displaying the new rubai book at the 2010 MESA meeting in San Diego, November 18-21. This book will contain all of Rumi’s rubais from the Divan-i Kebir in Farsi, English and Turkish. Also included with the book will be a CD containing selected rubais recited by Coleman Barks, along with Mevlevi music and other rubais read in Faris, Turkish and Russian. This CD was recorded in Mevlana’s… Continue reading

A review of “Tales of A Modern Sufi”

POSTED BY Cengiz on Jul 5 under 6 link to review

Excerpt: “So, if you want to experience what sufi stories were really like for the original audience definitely try these. I read them every evening before sleep and can honestly say I only wish there were a few hundred more of them.”… Continue reading

Conflict Resolution Through Rumi

POSTED BY Cengiz on Apr 23 under 6, general

Mevlana’s approach to conflict resolution is simple: “come to me without you, I will come to you without me.” This requirement not only solves, it also prevents conflicts.

“The self is the biggest curse of humanity,

It is a hair in the eye, a thorn in the bottom of the foot.

It impedes seeing and searching for the truth.”… Continue reading

Rubais to commemorate Shebi Aruz

POSTED BY Cengiz on Dec 16 under Poems

Mevlana is a simple and pious man, a mystic, and more.
Mevlana is a poet, a scholar, and yet beyond both.
Mevlana is a Muslim, Christian and Jew, yet he is beyond all religions.
Mevlana is a Turk, a Persian, and an Afghan, yet he is beyond all nationalities.
Mevlana is not the visible dust, he is the invisible wind.
He is not the slave of Existence, but the Sultan of Absence.
He is the… Continue reading

Everything I know, I have Learned From a Mermaid by Nevit Ergin

POSTED BY Cengiz on Aug 9 under Short stories

I first noticed that the distance between two points was getting longer and the mirrors that used to smile at me all those years were not friendly anymore.

          Yet I was taking my daily vitamins, exercising regularly, watching my weight. My

Gospel without Apostle by Nevit Ergin

POSTED BY Cengiz on Apr 8 under Short stories

I woke up to the sound of a vacuum cleaner. It was five in the morning. I dashed out of my room,  it was the Colonel vacuuming the living room.

“What’s going on,” I asked. He noticed my annoyance.

“The Commander is coming at 4 this afternoon. I’m getting ready for his inspection.” His voice

Hole in the Wall by Nevit Ergin

POSTED BY Cengiz on Apr 2 under Short stories

Once more I walked through the corridors of this old stone building late at night, turning the lights off and closing the doors of every meeting hall in the temple. The sounds of my footsteps were buried in the depths of the thick carpets as my shadow accompanied me silently.

I have done this since early childhood, when my father was alive and the caretaker. He was… Continue reading

Tales of a Modern Sufi: Short Stories By Nevit Ergin

POSTED BY Cengiz on Mar 25 under Short stories

To commemorate the release of Nevit Ergin’s latest book, “Tales of a Modern Sufi”, here is a recently written short story. The stories in “Tales…” range in tone and setting, but this might give you an idea of their feeling. Here is a link to the book’s listing on Tales of a Modern Sufi: The Invisible Fence of Reality and Other Stories by Nevit Ergin


“Prey for Serenity”… Continue reading