Come, come, whoever you are. Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi

The exquisite poems and words of wisdom of Mevlana are widely known throughout the world as he was a 13th century Muslim saint, Anatolian mystic and philosopher.
In 2005, UNESCO proclaimed the “The Mevlevi Sema Ceremony” of Turkey as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity and The United Nations declared 2007 The Year of Rumi and celebrations were held worldwide.
The most famous lines of Mevlana you could have heard before might be ‘Come, come, whoever you are.’ This is the simplest way to demonstrate his peaceful and tolerant teachings in few words. His philosophy based on unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love. Sema ritual comes along with Mevlana’s doctrine; Sufism. While music accompanies the ceremony, the dervishes whirl with their wide, white skirt (tennure) which represents the ego’s shroud; camel’s hair hat (sikke) which represents the tombstone of the ego. Their arms are open; right arm is directed to the sky, ready to receive God’s beneficence; left hand, upon which their eyes are fastened, is turned toward the earth. Most of the people find the rite very impressive and soothing, they walk away feeling relaxed and uplifted. Would you like to immerse in a magical world by joining of this Sufi ritual? Here is the perfection of practice and dedication.

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