1. Whatever Happens


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    A song based on a poem by Rumi, called "Whatever Happens". The last part of the song uses few Arabic verses from the Sufi master Al-Hallaj (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansur_Al-Hallaj). 99% of religious people consider their religion as the main source of moral values. Others who may or may not be religious, may think moral values can partly change from one culture to another, and therefore deciding whether a given deed is good or bad may not be a simple question. Obviously there are things that are simple and clear, like helping a poor person for example, all the cultures of the world would agree that it is a good deed indeed. But not every single deed can be easily categorized as evil or good. Religious people of course believe that one can make a clear cut between what is evil and what is good, based on the principles of the religion (that's what a religion is for after all. If a religion cannot decide what is bad and what is good, that's not a religion). These are the people in the middle. On the extreme left, the people who control Hollywood and many other institutions, think differently about moral values: they think there is nothing absolute about them and given the power in their hands, they strongly believe they can shape and recreate their own moral values, the way they see fit. On the extreme right, you have the Sufi master Rumi, who thinks the complete opposite: Rumi believes that moral values are completely absolute and should not change from one culture to another. Not only that, Rumi even believes that moral values, in their holy absoluteness, are even independent from religion. Rumi expresses this in the poem by saying "Even if the world is godless, and in chaos, show me your anchor".

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    • Answered Prayers Cockyboys


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      You can watch it here: http://www.cockyboys.com/featureFilms/answered-prayers/ Twitters: @cockyboys @FuckingJakeBass @RickyRomanXXX @MaxCarterXXX Tumblrs: jakejaxson.com/ thebadboybass.tumblr.com/ somecallme-roman.tumblr.com Instagram: itsjakebass jakejaxson rickyroman91 Song: Reload by Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash and John Martin. I do not own the rights to the footage, pictures or music used. Borrowed for video "Intertwined in each of the films is a family feud between two brothers, Jinks (Jake Bass) and Malic (Max Carter), ancient beings, each fighting for the hearts and minds of mankind-- HYPOCRISY, manipulation, fear, loathing, revenge, secrets, luck, and love, all highlight an epic struggle. A war for the Ages!" Check out 'The Banker' on Cockyboys (nsfw): http://signup.cockyboys.com/gallery/MzAwMDg1Mi4yNC4xLjEuMC43MDAxNTQ5LjAuMC4w

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      • This We Have Now (Coleman Barks and David Darling)


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        Poetry and music by Coleman Barks and Grammy-winning cellist David Darling. For more from Coleman and David, please visit http://integrallife.com/rumi-dancing-in-fullness This performance is excerpted from the Integral Spiritual Experience: Year 2 Media Collection. For more information, please visit http://integrallife.com/ISE2-love

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        • Rumi's Kimia - Selected Conversations


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          Interviews with writer and director Dariush Mehrjui, actress Golshifteh Farahani and author Saideh Ghods regarding "Rumi's Kimia". Produced by Marjaneh Moghimi and Kari Wishingrad. Executive Producer Paul Zaentz. Video clip music by Moudy Schricker. Special thanks to Kambiz Safari, Babak Salek, and Mick Erausquin. PLEASE GO TO" RUMI'S KIMIA - THE MOVIE" ON FACEBOOK AND JOIN OUR PAGE FOR REGULAR UPDATES.

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          • A Message from the East - Trailer VOD


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            A Powerful New Documentary Film on the life and teachings of Allama Muhammad Iqbal: Islam's most important spokesman of the 20th Century. DVD Available NOW: http://www.messagefromtheeast.com Official Selection Maryland International Film Festival 2011 Official Selection Red Bridge Film Festival 2011 Official Selection Damascus Film Festival 2010 Official Selection Beirut International Film Festival 2010 Official Selection Muslim Fest 2010 Official Selection Salaam Film Festival 2010 Official Selection Fargo Film Festival 2010 Official Selection Mammoth Film Festival 2009 A Message from the East is an inspirational film about the life and work of Muhammad Iqbal, the national poet of Pakistan. A crew of 10 Chicago Filmmakers traveled from Germany, Dubai, Pakistan, Turkey, Spain, Canada, and parts of the United States to retrace the steps and thoughts of the most inspiring Muslim Poet of the 20th Century. This film seeks to answer the misunderstood question: "Where are the moderate Muslims?" and it decisively shows us they are here, their voices are strong, and they have been with us for quite some time. Muhammad Iqbal was a man who understood the nature of contradiction and the necessity of balancing the converging forces in our lives. An inspiration to the people of the subcontinent and an advocate of cultural understanding and peace, Iqbal was instrumental in the stages leading up to the Partition of India and the Creation of Pakistan. A poet, philosopher, lawyer, and a political activist, Iqbal spoke of the power we have as individuals to strengthen ourselves and our communities through respect for the cultural other and by being engaged with the present moment. Through the inspiration of the 13th Century Mystical Poet Rumi from Turkey, Iqbal believed the problems of his own time would not be solved unless we had a greater understanding of ourselves. It is our responsibility to be actively involved in our own communities and co-creators of the world we wish to see. In order for us to understand the current situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the rising paranoia of Radical Extremism we need to look at this critical point of history to understand those who where concerned with these same issues 100 years ago. In a post-9/11 world that is rampant with paranoia and cultural misconceptions it is now more important than ever to embrace those elements which unite us as people rather than to focus on the differences which divide us. The greatest problems of the 21st Century have little to do with radical extremism and everything to do with our perceptions of ourselves and each other. The message of Iqbal is a strikingly contemporary one which encourages us to overcome our suspicions and doubts. Ahead of his time, he understood Einstein's Theory of Relativity as a vehicle to bridge the differences between Religion and Science. Iqbal will go down in history as a Revolutionary Thinker who spoke for the freedom and dignity of all people. The basis of Iqbal's message is clearly represented in his 1938 New Years Address shortly before his death: "Only one unity is dependable and that unity is the brotherhood of man, which is above race, nationality, color or language. So long as this so-called democracy, this accursed Nationalism, and this degraded imperialism are not shattered, so long as men do not demonstrate by their actions that they believe that the whole world is the family of God, so long as distinctions of race, color and geographical nationalities are not wiped out completely, they will never be able to lead a happy and contented life and the beautiful ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity will never materialize." - Allama Muhammad Iqbal Website: ‪http://www.messagefromtheeast.com‬ Contact: endlesseye@gmail.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/endlesseyeprod Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Message-from-the-East/226180228763

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              ISTANBUL RUMI GATHERINGS AND MEVLEVI MUSIC Sema dance and Sufi rituals. Whirling dance is long with many detailed processions, basically very simple musical instruments plays Sufi Music, dancers one hand is facing sky respect and prayer to God the other hand is facing ground connecting spiritual world to Earth and life. Music. Cafe Anatolia and Local Mevlevi Musicians Mevlana is a cultural figure of world stature who gave not only Turkey and the other Moslem countries but people everywhere the transcendent values of ‘the hearts purity’, the images of the Perfect Man, the deathlessness of the loving soul, joys of passion, humanitarian enlightenment, the artistic dimensions of faith, and the poetic euphoria of the belief in God’s beauty and in the human being as a reflection of that reality.He sought to create a ‘ climate of love ‘ when sectarian conflict was rampant and religious wars ablaze. Few faiths in history have shared Mevlana’s total commitment to peace or his insistence on blending ethics with aesthetics. Talat Sait Halman The Sufipath: Ours is not a caravan of despair So Shams el-Din said to Mevlana Rumi: You have gone on pilgrimage You can walk to a blessing anywhere. If you just go for blessing Blessing is excess of everything. Don't be content with being a faqih (religious scholar), say I want more - more than being a mystic Our bodies are created for motion. say I need to move to stay healthy Walk the Sufipath as devotional act take the rough as you learn humility a good human complains of no one; and does not look to faults The best things in life are free. This certainly applies to walking. As that path is open to commune with all truly wondrous and beauty As walking becomes your dhikr Your path will be like clear water; wherever you flow, wondrous blossoms grow From the Maqalat-e Shams-e Tabrizi (Discourses of Shams Tabrizi) Shams el-Din Mohamed el-Tabrizi (died 1248) This article was presented by H. Nur ARTIRAN in "International Traces of Mawlana in the World" Symposium organized by Konya Selcuk University on December 13th-15th, 2007. Based on historical evidence, Mawlana Djalaluddin Rumi's(2) Mathnawi(3) was written between 1260- 1267 and since then it has been read with much interest and admiration by millions of people from all denominations all over the world. Mathnawi informs mainly on Religion, Islamic Mysticism (better known throughout the world as Sufism) and Social affairs, relying frequently on verses from the Quran, ‘Hadith's(4) and folk tales. It covers almost every topic; sociology, psychology, history, mysticism, as well as science - including its more recent discoveries. Although Mathnawi is generally accepted as didactic work addressing to ‘Reason', it also possesses passionate and exuberant poems appealing to the ‘Heart', similar to the ones in Divan-i Shems-e Tabriz or Divan-ı Kabir as otherwise called. The wisdom of Mathnawi is no different to the revelations of the Prophets who came one after another to enlighten and guide Humanity. Prophets Jesus, Moses, Joseph and David are frequently mentioned. At times a reference is made from an Islamic Philosopher and at other times from a Christian Saint, all in accordance with Mawlana's general view that Humanity is like a single body and different nations are like the different organs of this body. Religions may differ due to their unique ways of devotion but the spiritual eye only sees them as ‘one'. Nationalities may be many, but their spirit is ‘one' and the reason d'etre of all human beings is the same. In all his Works Mawlana has held Brotherhood of Mankind, Peace, Love and Unity above all. In a research conducted by the Nobel Institute in 2002, Mathnawi was included in the Masterpieces of Humanity and has been accepted by all religions and nations as part of World's ‘Common Heritage'. For the Mawlawis(5) however, Mathnawi is all important because it is regarded as the ‘initiating book' for those who are on the Path. Come, come, whoever you are. Wonderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times Come, yet again, come, come. I have seen many human beings without a dress on them. I have seen many nice dresses no human being in them. Mevlana C. Rumi Nice insanlar gördüm, üstünde elbise yok.Nice elbiseler gördüm, içinde insan yok Mevlana C. Rumi Mevlana’nın asıl adı Muhammed Celaleddin’dir. Mevlana ve Rumi de, kendisine sonradan verilen isimlerdendir. "Efendimiz" manasına gelen Mevlana ismi O’na daha pek genç iken Konya ’da ders okutmaya başladığı tarihlerde verilir. Bu ismi, Şemseddin-i Tebrizi ve Sultan Veled’den itibaren Mevlana’yı sevenler kullanmış, adeta adı yerine sembol olmuştur. Rumi, Anadolu demektir. Mevlana’nın, Rumi diye tanınması, geçmiş yüzyıllarda Diyar-ı Rum denilen Anadolu ülkesinin vilayeti olan Konya’da uzun müddet oturması, ömrünün büyük bir kısmının orada geçmesi ve nihayet türbesinin orada olmasındandır.

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              • DEEPAK CHOPRA - Religion of Love


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                Deepak Chopra, with Andrew Harvey, Rabbi David Ingber and Banafsheh Sayyad, celebrate the Sufi poet, Rumi. At ABC Home & Carpet, NYC. In association with CitizenGlobal, Lora O'Connor Executive Producer By The Creative (Re)Directors: Producer/Director: Jonathan Pillot Photography: Nat Prinzi, Guy Shahar, Chris Vernale Sound: Andrew Finkel Editor: Kala Mandrake

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                • The Musicality of Rumi


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                  View the Liän Ensemble with Fatemeh Keshavarz put the poetry of Rumi to music in this January 27, 2007 performance at a Stanford University event celebrating Rumi's 800th birthday.

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                  • Interview with Parissa, Celebrated Vocalist of Persian Classical Music, Radio Zamaneh, 2011


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                    Interview with Parissa, celebrated singer of Persian classical music. Interviewer: Shahzadeh Samarqandi (Radio Zamaneh), Konya 8th Mystic Music Festival, Sep. 2011

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                    • Heavy Makeup Music Video


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                      "Heavy Makeup" Music Video Lyrics: Molana (Rumi) Vocal: Homayoun Shajarian Composer: Sohrab Pournazeri Director: Alireza Latifian Animation Team: Vahid Sadeghi Iman Yari Idin Gheshlaghi Mohammad Shahmoradi Hooman Hasani Special Thanks to Pouneh Mirlou موزیک‌ویدئوی آرایش غلیظ شعر: مولانا خواننده: همایون شجریان آهنگساز: سهراب پورناظری کارگردان: علیرضا لطیفیان :گروه انیمیشن وحید صادقی ایمان یاری آیدین قشلاقی محمد شاهمرادی هومن حسنی با سپاس از پونه میرلو

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