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Fourty Rules of Love Book discussion

Hosted by the Consul of the Duesseldorf Philo Café Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Tue 07 Aug 19:00 - 21:30

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Hello Philo Friends,

1- Icebreaker
2- Discussion
3- Short movie
4- Free time

Some cooks, coffee, milk and different types of tee are available at my place however if you would like to drink something else then please consider to bring what you would like with you, beers are welcome too ; )
There is a Netto outlet exactly on the opposing street and a bakery is very near too.

“Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven’t loved enough.”

“You can study God through everything and everyone in the universe, because God is not confined in a mosque, synagogue or church. But if you are still in need of knowing where exactly His abode is, there is only one place to look for Him: in the heart of a true lover.”

In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her Protected content , The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz—that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love.

Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shams's search for Rumi and the dervish's role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love. She is also taken with Shams's lessons, or rules, that offer insight into an ancient philosophy based on the unity of all people and religions, and the presence of love in each and every one of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi's story mir­rors her own and that Zahara—like Shams—has come to set her free.

Our next event will be about the
"The 40 Rules of Love "
Written by " Elif Shafak"
You don’t have to prepare in advance anything.
However, we have prepared few sources as a suggested readings if you like to search for some ideas:
1- Reading the book it self
2- Watching some videos over youtube about it

Tuesday 7th March

To be decided later.

No admission fee, however, every one of us needs to order something

Looking forward meeting you.