Discourse Four

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Discourse Four

Postby SDP on Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:24 pm

Part of the personal study program with Rumi that helps more completely fathom the depths of his wisdom is sharing with others.

What are the most important things we learned from the discourse, or what are the questions it raised? Putting these into words often clarifies our own impressions. Listening to what the discourse meant to others can open up completely new insights and perspectives. This is the value of spiritual dialogue.

Feel free to jump in, add your thoughts, or read what others have shared. It can be a part of your personal study with Rumi, with a little help from his friends.


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Re: Discourse Four

Postby Ben on Mon May 09, 2011 1:27 am

I put a cd in the player and set the mood for the reading of Discourse 4 of Rumi. A beautiful, hauntingly, meloncholy sounding cd by Secret Garden. Rumi speaks of scholars preaching they know when they don't. The garden is secret from these scholars. Rumi begins on not forgetting the one thing that must never be forgotten.

I am now absorbed with every word of this discourse and found Doug's commentary at the end as absorbing as Rumi. Like I was lost in it. As the cd is finishing so i also finish reading Doug's poetic words.

Why are we here? Who are we?
These are the questions we must never forget, because the answers are something we must awaken to.
This awakening is nothing less than God's embrace, and it is here where we find our own song.
It is a song that only we can sing.

I look at the cd and check out the name of the song that was finishing while reading the words above. 'Ode to Simplicity'. What a wonderful reminder of the song to sing.
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