Religion - but not the type that atheists disbelieve in. Coleman Barks, in one of his more acceptable 'translations' of Rumi has famously crafted the following:


Out beyond ideas of right and wrong,
there is a field.
I will meet you there.
Although there is no 'right' or 'wrong' in Rumi's original (the terms Rumi uses are, interestingly, 'religion' and 'infidelity' i.e. lack of religion), the point is the same; between two entrenched opposites is a space. A space between either/or that is neither/nor. This 'space' is a key theme of the writings you will find here and, to a large extent, everything here comes from that space. It might not always seem like it but...

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