Keşiş Mevlana ve Nehir — The Saint, Rumi and The River

Keşiş Mevlana ve Nehir — The Saint, Rumi and The River


THE SAINT, RUMI AND THE RIVER Rumi has many miracles, one of his miracles is the one that he showed to a Christian Saint, All the priests were devoted to him because he made some discoveries which he was conveying to his disciples with nice words alike Prophets’ divine inspirations’. Glorious Rumi hears about him and he decides to make the Saint go crazy and to gain his devotion and love. It is winter time and he goes to the monastery at dawn every morning,
there is a river running by the monastery as deep as a man’s height. Glorious Rumi saw the saint coming, as Rumi was walking on the other side of the road he jumped into the river with his dervish coat and hat (Tac-ı Şerif). The saint goes crazy, he thinks confused, Rumi went mad? He jumped into the river in such cold weather with his clothes? As the saint was thinking about these, Rumi appeared right in front of him.
Completely dry, not a single drop of water on his clothes. The saint screams “I’m burnt!” He tears his clothes. Rumi speak the Greek language as well and says “Come, don’t cream!”
“You didn’t burn in the wrong flame.” In old times, no one was startled to see the mighty ones using alchemy on dead bodies.
But using alchemy on mind or spirits makes us confused. We are surprised to see alchemy making copper turned to gold
But lo and behold this copper makes incessantly alchemy.
Manaqib al’Arifin

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