Jun 18, 2020
Vegetarian Sayings of Jesus, Rumi, Rabia & Bawa Muhaiyaddeen in Sufi Islamic Sources Today on Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean
You might assume Islamic and Sufi literature would portray Jesus
as following a meat-eating halal diet, and that famous Sufi
poet-mystics such as Rumi and Rabia would have followed a halal
diet too. And yet the surprising reality is Jesus is clearly
described as a vegetarian. I also show some noteworthy parallels
between certain saying of Jesus preserved in Islamic sources and
the Gospel of Thomas. There are actually vegan poetry verses from
Jalaluddin Rumi, and Rabia of Basra is described as being vegan as
well. Today we explore veg and vegan sayings of Jesus, Rumi, Rabia
of Basra, and hear the pro-vegetarian Sufi message of Bawa
Muhaiyaddeen. Note: Bawa Muhaiyaddeen was the spiritual teacher of
Coleman Barks, the famous translator of all those books of Rumi
poetry still popular after all these years.
Spiritual Awakening Radio (and Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts), with James Bean, heard on various community, public radio stations and the web, explores the world of spirituality, comparative religion, world scriptures and other books, East and West, God, meditation, out of body or near death experiences (inner space), the vegan diet and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more peaceful planet.