Persian Dervish

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Persian Dervish. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a ‘seeker of the truth’ i.e. ‘universal truth’. Within the Islamic tradition such people are often known as Sufis, Sufi, ‘people of the way’ or mystics and they come from every strata of society; here monetary considerations are inapplicable since the situation is that of a deep personal inner spiritual longing. There are in existence a number Sufi Orders many of which bear the name of a great saint and within these orders various practices have continued over the centuries in order to assist generations of ‘seekers’ whose desire is to be brought to ‘reality’ itself. It is said that the number of ways to reality/truth exceeds the number of grains of sand on the beach. It may be noted that this infinite number of ways to truth can even start at a point beyond religion, ultimately ‘the truth’ is an universal quality.

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