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Greetings, thank you for this talk. I was part of an Americanized Sufi group for many years, trained as a "whirling dervish"- but till I embraced Islam in 1999 I was not able to appreciate Rumi's message in the way I do now.
I was relieved to hear Krista speak about the importance of being grounded in a tradition-that "making something universal does not always apply.
Rumi said:
"I am the slave of the Koran
While I still have life.
I am on the path of Muhammad,
The Chosen One.
If anyone interprets my words
In any other way,
I deplore that person,
And I deplore his words.

The most"beautfiul whirling" I experienced was on hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, with Muslims going round and round, never stopping 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, every month, every year for centuries.