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Иван Дурак

Gretty M. Mirdal, "Mevlana Jalal-ad-Din Rumi and Mindfulness"

The use of mindfulness-related methods for the treatment of a variety of psychological, somatic and interpersonal problems has increased dramatically in the last decade. Almost all mindfulness-based therapies include the practice of meditation in addition to various cognitive and/or behavioral techniques. The source of inspiration for mindfulness has traditionally been Buddhism, while Islamic thought has not been present in this development despite the similarities in philosophy and a growing need for mental health support among Muslim populations throughout the world. It is in this context that Sufism and especially Rumi’s teachings seem to be promising both in terms of research on consciousness and in terms of culturally sensitive methods of healing.
The aim of the present article is to highlight the commonality of mindfulness-based therapies and Rumi’s religious philosophy. Introducing concepts, images and metaphors based on Rumi’s universe can constitute a meaningful alternative to Buddhist-inspired practices in the transcultural clinic, especially in encounters with clients with Muslim background.

: Mindfulness Transcultural Psychotherapy Rumi Sufism Meditation

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Rachel Aviv ,"A Rumi of One’s Own"

What’s lost in translation doesn’t hurt this poet’s popularity.

Several years ago Kabir Helminski, a sheikh of the Mevlevi Order of Sufism, received a call from Madonna’s producer, who wanted to hire his troupe of whirling dervishes for a music video inspired by the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi. Helminski read the script, learned that a guy would be lying on top of Madonna, while she sang “Let’s get unconscious, honey”, and wrote a polite letter declining the request. He also sent a package of books so that the singer might get a better sense of Rumi’s teachings.
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Sologak's sufi site

1. Read & Download Rumi's Divan & Masnavi online ( Farsi & English)
2. Jesus Christ in Rumi’s Poetry and Parables
3. A Homage To My Favorite Persian Poets
4. My Favorite Persian Literature Online Library
5. How to write in Farsi/Persian in XP & VISTA
6. Persian/Farsi to English Online Dictionary
7. Google's Persian Translator
8. The Online Islamic Library (Thousands of e-books to read & download)
9. The life and Work of Jalal-ud-din Rumi-By Afzal Ikbal
10. The Crisis of Identity in Rumi’s "Tale of the Reed"
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Ptolemy Tompkins, "Rumi Rules!" ("Time" magazine)

What does it take to become a successful poet today? Basically, a miracle. Books of poetry, after all, rarely sell. A few thousand copies are considered more than respectable by most publishers. A few hundred thousand? Only the rarest and luckiest of American poets have seen such numbers. Just ask the best-selling poet in the U.S. today. Then again, don't bother. A Muslim mystic born in Central Asia almost eight centuries ago, he is no longer available for comment.
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Глава книги А. Андреева «Очерки русской этнопсихологии»


Рассказывая о Тропе, о чем бы ни шел разговор, я все равно пытаюсь понять то, что делает меня русским, то есть одним из ста пятидесяти миллионов, считающих себя единым народом. Кстати, еще один вопрос о самоопределении: кого считать русскими -- тех, кто в России и привыкает к имени россиянин, или и тех, кто за рубежом, но считает себя потомком Русов? Для меня это так сложно! Единящую нас идею веками называли русской душой и признавали загадкой. Иногда вообще отрицали. Однако что-то все-таки есть такое, по чему все свои узнаются, и с потерей чего начинается внешняя или внутренняя (культурная) эмиграция и народ распадается. Примеров исчезновения так называемых малых наций в Советском Союзе было более чем достаточно.
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Дэвид Кэтрин, "Мистика зелёного" (Хызр)

Exploring a critical signature in the quest for the authentic Self


From a biophysical perspective, channels of flourishing vegetation often signal the existence and protection of essential water bodies such as wetlands, lakes and streams. A vegetated ridge might even alert the geologist to the presence of underlying quartzite. If one open-mindedly loosens the prevailing paradigm-bear’s grip, it appears that one can often detect the presence of what is clear or nourishing, such as “water” and “light”, through an awareness and investigation of an essentially green ‘signature’. Whether encountered in biology, geography, music, psychology or mysticism, this signature is often associated with balance, sustenance or renewal. The psychology of mythology, mysticism and ecology provides a basic framework from which to launch an investigation into this signature, through the exploration of the "Green-Man/Woman" archetype, as well as its associated Green archetypal qualities. In order for the Green-Man/Woman archetype to (ultimately) be of any value it must, by definition, become an exploration through the experiential process. From an eco-psychological perspective, the implications of this archetype and its associated qualities appear vast, not only for a rapidly deteriorating planet, but also for a global mindset that is in dire need of a believable, accessible and hopefully sustainable ‘awakening’.
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