audio) https://onbeing.org/programs/fatemeh-keshavarz-the-ecstatic-faith-of-rumi/#audio (transcript) https://onbeing.org/programs/fatemeh-keshavarz-the-ecstatic-faith-of-rumi/#transcript If you’re curious to see a brief example of what whirling dervishes look like (a dancing meditation founded by Rumi) click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkuimX1bh6g • when was Rumi born, what is his religious background, and what language did he write in? • what do these lines from Rumi’s poetry tell you about what kind of religious thinker he was? i.e. how do you interpret this?: “out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” • What does it mean to say that Rumi saw every form of human love a mirror of the divine? Or that “all humanity is pregnant with God”? • Ms. Keshavarz says that the Sufi tradition and Rumi contribute something important to our culture, namely, “value in perplexity,” explaining how not knowing is a source of learning. What do you think this idea of longing or desire can teach us? • What did you learn from this podcast? What poem or story stood out and opened up a new way of seeing?