the idiotplayers podcast 07: Dr. Nevit Ergin
In this episode you will be glad to listen to Dr. Nevit Ergin
Dr. Ergin is the man who has translated into English the 44,000 verses of the Divan-i-Kebir from the poet and Sufi Jalalluddin Rumi.
Dr. Ergin trained and worked as a surgeon in his professional life.
now works solely to bring Rumi's works and teaching to a wide audience.
says "Understanding the message of love in Rumi is our last hope to avoid nuclear winter.
Please go to the website for the "Society for Understanding Mevlana" at sfumevlana.org for more information about Dr. Ergin's work.
You'll find an excellent set of posts on many topics.
The content of the conversation is excellent as Dr. Ergin
covers many topics ranging from the Itlak path of Sufism that he
was initiated into by Hasan Shushud to aspects of Rumi's life.
I cannot imagine that there is anyone better qualified at this time to speak to these topics.
I apologize for the recorded quality of the first 12 minutes or so of Dr. Ergin's
Dr. Nevit O. Ergin, a Turkish-born surgeon, is the original translator of Rumi's 44,829 verses of the Divan-i Kebir into English.
He has been a student of Sufism and the poetry of Rumi since 1955.
spent 35 years translating the divan (or anthology) from the Turkish version prepared by Golpinarli
, one of the most important Turkish scholars and an admirer of Rumi.
emigrated first to Canada and later to the United States to pursue post-graduate medical work.
He founded The Society for Understanding Mevlana in 1992.
currently resides in San Mateo, Northern California, in a little house called a Rumi Sanctuary.
Review of "Tales of a Modern Sufi" by Nevit Ergin
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has given us much too ponder.