Whirling Dervishes

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Uploaded 27 Sep 2008 — 4 favorites
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© Yashar Niazbaev
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The "dance" of the Whirling Dervishes is called Sema. Sema is a part of the inspiration of Mevlana.

Sema represents a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through mind and love to "Perfect." Turning towards the truth, his growth through love, desert his ego, find the truth and arrive to the "Perfect," then he return from this spiritual journey as a man who reached maturity and a greater perfection, so as to love and to be of service to the whole of creation, to all creatures without discrimination of believes, races, classes and nations.

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  • dp *

    dp * gave props (27 Sep 2008):

    Love the motion captured in this image. Wonderful. dp

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (27 Sep 2008):

    Fantastic Capture and Story Yashar! Gets My "Yeah!" Vote!

  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (19 Jan 2010):

    Great capture!!

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (21 Jan 2011):

    wonderful image -- the feeling of motion captured is beautifully done

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