13 Century Asia Minor

Crazy As We Are

Mevlana Celaleddin (Cela) Rumi is one of the greatest mystics of all time-bigger then life, yet close to humanity, and able to dissolve all religious and racial boundaries.

Mevlana lived in Asia Minor in the 13th century. All of his earthly beginnings are surrounded by controversy, including date of birth. The historian Eflaki puts… Continue reading

Poetry of Rumi a Unifying Force of Civilizations

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24 April 2008

Nevit Ergin

Dr. Nevit Ergin reads from his translation of Rumi’s poetry. (Hemant Bhatnagar)

Dr. Nevit Ergin, a Turkish-American surgeon based in San Mateo, California, and translator of Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Balkhi Rumi’s narrative poetry, visited India in connection with the 800th anniversary of the birth of the Persian poet. Though Ergin is a surgeon by… Continue reading

Sufi Poet and Mystic Rumi Remains Compelling to American Readers

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Sufi Poet and Mystic Rumi Remains Compelling to American Readers

22 October 2007

Sufi Poet and Mystic Rumi Remains Compelling to American Readers

UNESCO designates 2007 as International Year of Rumi

 

Washington — Ask Americans who is the most popular poet in the country today, and they might guess Walt Whitman or Robert Frost.

Many might be… Continue reading

New rubais for the New Year

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How to Identify a First Edition Book

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First Edition Books are sought after items for any collector, but how do you identify a first edition book?

What is an Edition?

- an edition represents all printings of the book with one typeset and with no significant alterations between those printings.

What is a Printing?

- this is a single batch Printing of an edition. For example…

…if the publisher’s first print run of a book is 50,000 copies then that’s the 1st… Continue reading

Replicas of the Original Dîvân-i Kebîr | sfumevlana.org

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“Mevlana is a Prophet!” Article/Interview with Nevit Ergin

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http://www.yeniaktuel.com.tr/top104,146@2100.html

We are working on translating the article, Aktüel… Continue reading

Poetry of Rumi a Unifying Force of Civilizations by America.gov - Telling America’s Story

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From America.gov, an interview with Nevit Ergin.

Listen to a Lecture By Dr. Ergin on Sufism and Mevlana

POSTED BY Edmond on Apr 28 under Society News, Understanding Mevlana

This lecture was given by Dr. Nevit O. Ergin at the International Association of Sufism Symposium on “Sufism and Self Discovery”.

Entitled: Way of Itlak and Sufism

Dr. Ergin, originally a citizen of Turkey, has traveled extensively in Central Asia, and the near and far east. He currently lives in California, working with the Society for Understanding Mevlana. He is the translator of numerous books on the writings of… Continue reading

Dîvân-i Kebîr 22 Volume Set Available Now

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22 Volume Set of Divan-i Kebir available from the Society for Understanding Mevlana

The complete Dîvân-i Kebîr 22 Volume Set (English translation), translated by Dr. Nevit O. Ergin, is now available, here, through the Society for Understanding Mevlana, and Echo Publications.

Captured in finely published books of… Continue reading