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Henry Bayman

  • Warning: A Call to Peace

    Introduction The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The abolition of all weapons of…

  • Gurdjieff and Sufism

      Inside each of us there is a caged animal, struggling to break out. In Sufism, it is called the Base Self (nafs al-ammara). Nor…

  • The Koran as Holographic Text

      [T]he Jewish Cabalists…thought that a work dictated by the Holy Spirit was an absolute text: in other words, a text in which the collaboration…

  • The Promise of the Prophet: Universal Man

    How to Respect the Prophet Nâbi (pronounced “Nobby”) was an Ottoman poet who flourished in the 17th century. Master Ahmet Kayhan once related the following…

  • Sufi Courtesy (Adab)

      “Never condemn sinners until you’ve learned for sure whether I have forgiven you.” —God in a Holy Tradition (Bursevi,  Ruh-ul Beyan, 9/806.) “No father…

  • Pinocchio’s Metamorphosis

    The tale of Pinocchio describes the transformation of a mechanical puppet into a real boy. In everyday terms, it represents the growth of a child…

  • Artificial Intelligence, Robots, and Sufism

     For sometime now, I have been saying that contents of a Sufic nature are spontaneously emerging into Western culture. This is perhaps best exemplified in…

  • God Despises Illicit Sex: Rumi And Shams

    My Love shall be bestowed upon those who love one another for My Sake. —God (Muwatta, Musnad) You cannot enter Paradise unless you have faith,…