Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Rumi: listening to the voice of the heart

THE ancient and hidden truth, for believers and nonbelievers alike, is love. So declared the C13th Muslim Sufi writer and mystic Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, whose evocative and inspirational work was celebrated this evening.

"Living is firewood", Rumi said. "Let yourself be drawn by what you really are... Gamble everything for love if you are a true human being... There is no companion but love, no starting, no finishing, but a road."

Rumi's work, writing and life was introduced to an audience at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace on Wednesday 22 August by Duncan Macintosh.

The evening of sights, sounds and feelings can be experienced again on Friday 24 August in the Hall at St John's Church (Venue 127) from 8-10pm. £10 (£8) from the Hub or from the box office at the venue.

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