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Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi and his seven advice
"Who is Mevlana Celaddiin-i Rumi?"“Come, come again, whoever you are, come!Heathen, fire worshipper or idolatrous, come!Come even if you broke your penitence a hundred times,Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are."Mevlana (1207 – 1273) who is also known as Rumi, was a philosopherand mystic of Islam, but not a Muslim of the orthodox type. His doctrineadvocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charityand awareness through love.
To Mevlana and to his disciples all religions are more orless truth. Looking with the same eye on Muslim, Jew and Christian alike, his peaceful and tolerant teaching has appealed to men of all religions and beliefs.
Mevlana was born on 30 September 1207 in Balkh. He diedon 17 December 1273 in Konya in present day Turkey. Hewas laid to rest beside his father and over his remains asplendid tomb was erected.
The 13th century Mevlana Mausoleum with its mosque, dance hall, dervish living quarters, school and tombs ofsome leaders of the Mevlevi Order continues to this day to draw people from all parts of the Muslim and non-Muslim world.
Whirling Dervishes The "dance" of the Whirling Dervishes iscalled Sema. Sema is a part of the inspiration of Mevlana as well as part of the Turkish custom, history, beliefs and culture. Sema represents a mystical journey of man’s spiritual ascent through mind and love to "Perfect."
Turning towards the truth, his growth through love, deserthis ego, find the truth and arrive to the "Perfect," then hereturn from this spiritual journey as a man who reachedmaturity and a greater perfection, so as to love and to be ofservice to the whole of creation, to all creatures withoutdiscrimination of beliefs, races,and nations.
This presentation was prepared for the Comenius Multilateral School Partnerships project titled as “Cooperation On Multicultural Enrichments: C.O.M.E.” (2011-2013) For more information: www.comeproject.eu This Comenius project has been funded with support from the European Commission. (Project Number: 2011-1-TR1-COM06-24776-1) This presentation reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.