Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rumi and Whirling

Reading Rumi, the 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic.

He is the founder of the Mevlevi order, whose dervishes are known for their "whirling."

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."

"We come spinning out of nothingness,
Scattering stars like dust."

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