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Suleyman Dede’s Urs

suleyman_dede_largeToday is the Urs of Shaikh Suleyman Hayati Loras (1904-1985). Suleyman Dede was a great Mevlevi Shaikh of Konya. He travelled to America and planted the seed of Sufism in many Western hearts. His teachings and legacy continue to inspire and open hearts.

“In order to become human, we need to always be within the Divine Presence – to be aware of God, to hold Him in our hearts. When a human being performs zhikr, their spirit – their heart starts to open. Their intelligence becomes more refined and more expansive. Their bodies become healthier. A beautiful condition comes about – similar to the one that is brought about by good music. The whole being opens up like a flower, and the Divine Secret – the things you couldn’t understand or know about before – begin to be revealed to you.”

~ Suleyman Dede

May his soul be blessed.

Image and quotation from The Threshold Society, read more.

One comment on “Suleyman Dede’s Urs

  1. A GRAY
    January 19, 2014

    What a beautiful quote!  Thanks for reminding us of this blessed man and his role in the tradition.

    much love


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