Meditations from Sufism - An Evening with Rumi
Friends, Join us for the special Sufi Meditation Evening at Urban Tribe Events on 23rd November, Thursday 7.30 pm.
During this session under Meditations from Sufism we bring together Rumis Meditation practices including the celebrated Rumi Whirling. The evening will also be graced with assorted Rumi Poetry recited by Alvina in Farsi, English & Urdu for the group to comtemplate and imbibe these in the heart.
Sufi is the celebration of the Heart, it is the taste, it is the fragrance of love. If you once got drunk with the wine of Love, if you felt - even once - Silence to sing softly in your heart, then come in this caravan of untold, silent love story ...
No need to know ... if you read these lines and your heart beats, just come!!
Come, come, come again,
Whoever you may be,
Come again, even though
You may be a pagan or fire worshipper,
Our hearth is not the threshold of despair.
Come again, even if you may have
Violated your vows a hundred times,
Jalaleddin Rumi was one of the great spiritual masters and poetic geniuses of mankind, and the Mevlevi Sufi order was founded to follow his teachings. He also gained the title Mevlana which means ‘Our Master’ through his life’s work there.
Rumi’s love for Allah was a fiery one, with a constant weeping and longing for God’s mysteries. Love for anything other than God is not real Love: ‘Wherever I put my head, that is my place of worship. No matter where I am, that is where God is. Vineyards, roses, nightingales, the sema and loving . . . They are all symbols, the reason is always Him.’ Allah is the Beloved and Rumi bewails his separation from Him.
Jalaluddin Rumi became enlightened by thirty-six hours of continuous whirling " ~ O S H O : -
" Rumi does not mean anything, it is a name of a place; because he came from Rum he was called Rumi. His message is love, and he belongs to the highest categories of the Buddhas. He was the man who inverted a new method of meditation, whirling.
There have been hundreds of devices; Rumi has also contributed one special device. He became enlightened not by sitting silently like a Buddha, he became enlightened by dancing. And his dance is a special kind of dance. You turn round and round, as if you are just a wheel moving faster and faster; you are both the axle and the wheel. Small children enjoy it very much. Almost all over the world parents have to stop their children from doing it because they are afraid they may get dizzy, but they don't know that the children are enjoying something very special.
When a small child goes on whirling he loses the sense of being a body, he starts hovering above his body, he can see his own body turning — and that is the miracle of the method. But we are stopped by our parents very early.
Jalaluddin introduced that method. He himself became enlightened by thirty-six hours of continuous whirling; day in, day out he went on and on. He was riding on a cloud, he could not stop till he fell down. But when he opened his eyes and got up he was a totally new man, the old was gone. People had gathered to watch him, thousands of people — he was a well-known mystic. What had happened to him? Had he gone crazy or something. And he had told his disciples that he should not be disturbed.
His message was love and dance. Love the whole existence so you can dance, and dance to abandon so that you can love"
Come, come, the roses are in bloom. Come, come, the Beloved has arrived! Rumi.
Prem Amit is a Certified meditation facilitator from OIMR based in Pune, He has deep interests in Sufi Meditation practices and mysticism in Sufism. He is a Hypnotherapist and also Sound Healing practioner having learnt the healing modality from his Master in Nepal. He also takes individual and group sessions for Meditations, mindfulness, Sound healing, Tantra Practises, Stress relief, Anger Management, Emotional well being and Hypnotherapy.