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I am a Zen/Sufi in religion and a poet and a big fan of Rumi's; I especially enjoyed the "I am fire" line you read. One point: you brought up no politics?- which made me wonder- how would Rumi deal with an oppressive regime? Certainly Sufis have been bombed in Pakistan- and your own country appears to b run by fundamentalist idiots who would be torturing Rumi? No? And you don't mention that?

I am a Zen and a Sufi in my religious sensibilities- BUT I also identify with the revolutionary Christ. I find Speaking of Faith to be sorely lacking in the prophetic tradition- in other words -it always seems to be, "Don't rock the boat". Rumi would not approve.