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Thursday, January 15, 2009

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

'In Persia, as elsewhere, mystic writers, especially Jalal al-Din al-Rūmī (1207–73), produced a rhetoric of sexual union between two males as a metaphor, or as training for, or as a foretaste of, or as (in itself) ecstatic union with God. While as early as the middle of the eighth century, with the rise of the ʕAbbāsid caliphate, as Marc Daniel pointed out, "Moslem mystics adopted the vocabulary of boy-love poetry in order to signify the love of God, . . . they never succeeded in integrating it into their conception of the relationship between man and God." Perhaps there was more integration than has been seen by outsiders, because the focus of Orientalist research has been on written texts rather than on the homoerotic relationship between spiritual masters and their disciples. As Trix observed, "Previous Islamic studies have preserved the poetry of murshids and certain biographical details but have tended to take for granted the process of teaching." Naim explained, "A Sufi seeker [talib] should first direct all his love toward his mentor (murshid), who is always a male; only later, through the help of the mentor, can he reach his true love, God, who is again always referred to in the masculine."' (Murray p. 132)

1 comment:

grisom said...

I strongly suspect that most of this is false, but—no, therefore would be interested to know more.

Maxims and minims for the wise and the foolish

  • LANGUAGE IS A HIERARCHICAL AUTHORITY
    A GOVERNMENT OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS — Tezcatlipoca
  • Whoever fights against the empire, becomes the empire. [or something along those lines] — Philip K. Dick [as told to Tezcatlipoca]
    • We’re not fighting the empire! We are the empire! Go away, or we'll smack you with this stick! — Tezcatlipoca
  • You don't have to be straight to shoot straight. — Barry Goldwater
    • Indeed, we must prevent life, which is frequently fatal. — Umunmutamku
      • There are also a number of legitimate scientific reasons for it as well (though I don't know what they are) — Tezcatlipoca
  • Instead of thinking of Scripture as a manual, I try to think of the Bible as ‘a boyfriend’. — punkrainbow
    • Your feelings are lying to you. — Jer 17:9
  • READ A BOOK, I'M SURE IT'S IN ONE OF THEM. — Tezcatlipoca
    • Books are full of bullshit and lies! — Tezcatlipoca
      • We will lie to you but we will lie to ourselves as well. You will, however, see through our lies and grasp the shining truth within. — The KLF
  • A Gnostic is by definition a knower, and since knowledge supersedes belief, a knower cannot very well be a believer. — Stephan A. Hoeller
    • talking about the great unknown is ridiculous. it’s THE GREAT UN-FUCKING-KNOWN — Anonymous
      • The enemy knows the system. — Claude Shannon

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