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Gold Digger Words
'Gold Digger Words' are aphorisms of Rumi. On the occasion of the 800th birthday of the great Sufi a booklet of commemoration named 'Hz. Mevlana´Dan Güzel Sözler' was published.
Eight years later a dear friend gave me a copy as a present, and I carried it with me, tried to understand the English translation of the original.
'Güzel Sözler' means 'Beautiful Words'; and in the course of the first nine months of this year 2016 I began, to wash and sieve the meaning of these words, as the Gold diggers did in the pioneer years of the USA.
My wish in this is simple; may we remember that we are human beings, deeper and more lively than that which sometimes appears as a reality at the surface. Much joy exploring!
Petama Project Puran Fuechslin (Hrsg.)
Puran Füchslin, born 5th May 1950, lives in Zürich, translates, writes, edits, composes, arranges, gives music lessons, conceives theatre plays for children, music for performances of the plays, supports human beings who wish to deepen and work on their artistic impulses.
The Petama Project of the Happy Beggars - www.petama.ch - is a working concept which received its first outline in 1978, and tries to find answers to the deep questions of today's life, through the changes of the years, when daily structures in our society seem to guarantee outer prosperity, but the world does not develop in the direction how humanity could also be.
The teachings and life work of Hazrat Inayat Khan are keys to many of these questions. So the Petama Project holds his work alive - the website informs about the various facets.
Hz. Mevlânâ Jelâleddin Rûm-î
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, also known as Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi, Mawlana/Mevlana ('our master'), Mevlevi/Mawlawi ('my master'), and more popularly simply as Rumi (30 September 1207-17 December 1273) was a 13th century Persian Poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic. Rumi's influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy for the past seven centuries.
His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the 'most popular poet' and the 'best-selling poet' in the United States.
Rumi's works are written mostly in Persian, but occasionally he also used Turkish, Arabic, and Greek in his verses. His Mathnawi, composed in Konya, is considered one of the greatest poems of the Persian language. His works are widely read today in their original language across Greater Iran and the Persian-speaking world.
Translations of his works are very popular, most notably in Turkey, Azerbaijan, the United States, and South Asia. His poetry has influenced Persian literature, but also Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Azerbaijani, as well as literature of some other Turk, Iranian and Indo-Aryan languages including Chagatai, Pashto and Bengali.