Rumi and His Friends
Stories of the Lovers of God
Excerpts from the Manaqib al-’Arifin of Aflaki selected and translated by Camille Adams Helminski with Susan BlaylockOrder your copy now at Amazon »
The Universal Sea by Jalaluddin Rumi ~ Mathnawi IV: 3355-3364. Translated and read by Shaikh Kabir Helminski. A new video on Threshold Society’s YouTube channel
On a recent trip to Turkey led by Shaikh Kabir and Camille Helminski, our group was lucky enough to be invited to the Sefik Can Foundation, under the direction of Nur Artiran, one of Turkey’s most respected spiritual teachers. It gave us a valuable insight into Sufism as practised by modern Mevlevis in Turkey.
Sufism is not only the sublime poetry of a Rumi; it is also how we relate to others, how we receive a guest. The work of Sufism is not primarily acquiring information; it is more about clearing the mirror of consciousness. As rich as the treasure of Sufi knowledge is (an immense intellectual heritage), most of us would not have been drawn to this path if we had not encountered its love embodied in human relationships.See all articles »
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