Science Can Be Interesting ! Symphony of Science !

After being cooped up due to a mild ” blizzard ” ( In the mid – South, an INCH of snow qualifies as a ” blizzard “. 🙂 ) & being unable to leave my apartment ( Not a fan of frostbite or losing feeling in my appendages, that sort of thing. ), I both started to rediscover the mystic philosophical writings of Jalaluddin Rumi AND Symphony of Science on Youtube. Carl Sagan, Brian Cox, Professor Michio Kaku, Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson & ALMOST a cast of thousands – maybe dozens, at least. Auto – tuned physicists, astronomers, planetary geologists & anthropologists !

Fun with science ! I only hope I cut & pasted the link correctly. I’ve had trouble with that in the past…..

A Taste of Rumi

I have had occasion to get back into ” The Essential Rumi ” ( Translated by Coleman Barks, Penguin Press, introduction by Huston Smith ). I forgot how colorful he was.

” Whoever brought me here will have to take me home ”

This poetry, I never know what I’m going to say.

I don’t plan it.

When I’m outside the saying of it,

I get very quiet and rarely speak at all

We have a huge barrel of wine but no cups.

That’s fine with us. Every morning we glow and in the evening we glow again.

There is a community of the spirit.

Join it, and feel the delight

of walking in the noisy street,

and being the noise.

Be empty of worrying.

Think of who created thought !

Why do you stay in prison

when the door is so wide open ?

Move outside the tangle of fear – thinking.

Live in silence.

Jelaluddin Rumi, 11th century ( ? ) A.D / BCE

Leader of the Sufi Islamic school.

His teachings would apparently fit in nicely with Zen Buddhist & Taoist / Daoist teachings.