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

POSTED BY Edmond on May 8 under general


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

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

What is this anger? (V.7 P.405 G.155)

POSTED BY Cengiz on Apr 14 under Poems

V.7 P.405 G.155

What is this anger?

You left me no food, and took my sleep away.

You turned your face from me,

Then directed me to the Mihrab[1].

You changed the taste in my mouth,

Translator’s Afterword

POSTED BY admin on Apr 12 under Translator's Afterword

from The Rubais of Rumi Insane with Love Translator’s Afterword

If death didn’t come to Humans, we would be reasonably happy following the voice of reason as the most trustworthy guide in our lives. But death comes, sooner or later, without exception, making everything else obsolete.

The silence after an obituary defies all consolations of faith and makes any explanations based on reason futile. Reincarnation, hell, and heaven… Continue reading

Replicas of the Original Dîvân-i Kebîr

The Divan-i Kebir Replica
A limited number of Replicas of the Original Dîvân-i Kebîr are available through the society. Contact Us.

Transcribed in 1364, the Dîvân-i Kebîr is Mevlana Rumi’s masterpiece. An anthology of lyric poems that contains more than 40,000 verses, it is written in 14th century Khorasani… Continue reading

Who Rumi Was

POSTED BY admin on Mar 11 under Understanding Mevlana

In the following quatrain, or rubai, he describes himself:

“My turban, my robe, my head,

They aren’t worth a dime.

Haven’t you heard of my fame in the universe?

I have been annihilated,

I am nothing

I am Absent.”

-R. 198 P. 162

“Annihilation, Nothingness, Absence”, when one searches for him, he is pointing where to look. Certainly it’s not in his robe or turban.

There is an… Continue reading

Privacy Notice

POSTED BY sfrangos on Mar 17 under general

Privacy Policy - SFU Mevlana

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