What is the point of doing something that does not bring the slightest benefit to yourself? The result of an activity should be either gratitude or self-confidence and satisfaction for ourselves. And the Energy of Love is always a reward for us.
(The Eyes of God Cave, Bulgaria)
According to dervishes, the meaning of human existence is to know ourselves
The Dervishes greet each other with an incredible expression for us "Ashkolsun!". We understand it as "Bravo!", Its literal translation is "to be love", but the greeting means "let love be with you". What brighter greeting than this? You stop seeing enemies in the world around you, and you see friends everywhere.
They believe in the immortality of the soul.
Dervishes are the mystics of the East. They are called the spinning sages because of the incredible dance they are known for. They transmit to the Islamic world the esoteric knowledge accumulated over millennia. They believe in reincarnation, something Islam does not believe in. They believe that the meaning of human existence is to know ourselves. That we should look at ourselves as an immortal divine particle. Their society is part of Sufism - a teaching of wisdom, whose goal is spiritual transformation and perfection. At the heart of Sufism are love and devotion.
True dervishes do not become monks and do not run away from society to live separately. For them, the true hermit can be like that in the busiest city in the world, because the hermitage is not external and ostentatious, it is spiritual. Dervishes live in the rhythm of other people. They are merchants, gallery owners, lawyers, craftsmen, they do everything. But they see their lives as a test. His purpose for the dervish is not to shut himself in, but to help others. When you ask the real dervish where he comes from, he never says I come from the city of Konya or elsewhere, the real Dervish answers -
"I come from God and go to God." Then it becomes clear to you what kind of person this is.
These sages speak of several stages of knowledge. The first stage is the knowledge that is given to us through books and school - we all reach this stage. But especially important, according to them, is the stage in which we learn about the world within us by turning to ourselves. They are convinced that the only way to judge the people around us is by paying attention to how we feel in their presence. If we have to behave differently and change in order to please them, then these people are not for us. However, if the people around us make us be who we are in our very essence, then these are our "mirrors", our friends and companions in life.
"Trust your heart," the dervishes say, not so much the judgment of things. Intuition, too, is synthesized knowledge from previous lives.
According to the philosophy of the dervishes, if we realize that this path is from eternity to eternity the fear will disappear in us, because man's greatest fear is death. People are afraid that they will be transient, perishable, they really want to leave something behind. This is spiritually meaningless, because we never cease to exist, and therefore it is not that incredibly important what we leave, but how we live here and now.
One of the brightest minds and a great Sufi Teacher - Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī or simply RUMI
Born: September 30, 1207, Balkh, Afghanistan
Died: December 17, 1273, Konya, Turkey
And his wisdom that passed the gates of the Time to reach to our days and our Hearts.
A few wise thoughts to add to your day :
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
“Silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation.”
“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”
“Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.”
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
“Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged”
“When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth.”
“When someone beats a rug,
the blows are not against the rug,
but against the dust in it.”
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and right doing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.”
And I`ll meet you there 😊
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