Rumi Calendar - Response to the July Question What is true knowledge? What is to know? Tell me about 'not-knowing' Do you know any name without a reality? ...or have you ever plucked a rose from R, O, S, E? You have pronounced the name; now go seek the reality it points to. ...know that
Why does it matter, even if the grass were greener on the other side? This seems to be the central dilemma of human life—that it is easier to desire what is over there than to appreciate what is right here. In fact, what is here seems to be so fundamentally inferior, less than,
Rumi Calendar - Response to the June Question: Free Will or Fatalism Do I have free will and choice in life or is it all predetermined? What does "acceptance and surrender" mean in real life? Do we have free will or is all fate bound, predestined and predetermined? This is an age old unanswered question
At junctures in our lives we face uncertainty and doubt about our jobs, relationships and many other aspects of our lives. Self-talks like this are not uncommon: "I really don't like this work any longer, in fact I hate it, but I'm not sure what I should be doing; should I push on and not
Rumi Calendar - Response to the May Question: Purpose, work Why am I here? Is there a purpose to my life? What about work, is there a relationship between my making a living and my purpose? Rumi tells us that yes there is a reason we are here and we do have a true purpose.
Rumi Calendar – Response to the February Question What is true happiness? Is it something to attain? Should I peruse it? If yes, how? If not, then how can I be happy? Rumi guides us to look for the answer inside our question. We are asking what “true” happiness is. This implies that “false” happiness should
Nasreddin (or Nasrudin) is a satirical Sufi figure who is believed to have lived around the 13th century. A contemporary of Rumi; Nasreddin was a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes. Today, I'd like to share with you one of Nasreddin's stories in relation to the wisdom of achieving our true resolutions more effectively by being present.
Following form the last post asking Rumi about time and presence; about living in the now; here are six steps that would help you understand this paradoxical practice a little deeper and at a more practical level. In The Art of Now: Six Step to Living in the Moment Jay Dixit explains mindfulness in a fresh, practical
Mowlana Jalaledin Mohammad Balkhi known as Rumi, poet of the heart, universal teacher of timeless wisdom, mystic and Sufi master was born in 1207 CE in Balkh (today’s Afghanistan, then part of Persia). He died in Konya (Turkey) in 1273. Rumi was a true Moslem. He emphasised that; in essence; he was not “attached” to
Rumi Calendar – Response to the January Question I know I have a past and will hopefully have a future, but what does this “living in the now” mean, this being present that all the wisdom masters advise? What is eternity? Is there a beginning, an end?