Homosexuals are Equal to Heterosexuals in the Eyes of God
~Rumi - Masnavi – Book 6 – Story of Ghulam Ghaus and his abduction by fairies..
In his masterpiece, Masnavi Manavi or Spiritual Couplets of Profound Meanings, Rumi has touched on virtually every aspect of life, including sex and sexuality. Time and again, Rumi argues that sexual relationship between two consenting adults is not only a gift from God, but also a very normal part of life. There are numerous verses and stories in Rumi's Masnavi dealing specifically with 'Sex and sexuality', from platonic love, various highly explicit gay love stories, hard-core sex, and the vile and disgusting pedophilia, to the jaw-dropping and truly shocking Zoophilia or Bestiality- Sexual activity between humans and animals as Rumi has alluded in his famous story, The Maid and the Donkey; Rumi has written on virtually all aspects of sexuality and human sexual behaviors. In my opinion, Rumi has courageously and deliberately brought up the 'Sexual Taboos' of the conservative Islamic societies in his poetic outpourings to open up the hearts and minds of the close-minded individuals (Muslims and non-Muslims alike). Rumi teaches us in the following lines that all open manifestations of love and sexual activities between two consenting adults, whether homosexuals or heterosexuals, are not only divinely blessed sources of creativity, but also a natural part of human life. Rumi thus strongly argues that when it comes to sex and sexuality, there's absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. In sum, once you grasp the true meanings of a 13th century Sufi Muslim mystic's 'Sex Education' teachings, then the 20th century Austrian 'Psycho-Sexual' expert,Sigmund Freud comes across like an amateurish and inexperienced intern compared to Rumi's painstakingly detailed, very much "Avant-garde", and highly progressive sex education techniques. Once you get to read, analyze, and fully understand Rumi's 'Sexual Dreams', you simply laugh at childish 'Freudian Psychoanalysis' and the politically correct sexual 'Freudian Dreams'. Rumi was clearly a thousand years ahead of his time, and one of the greatest pioneers of 'Sexual Revolution'. Please try reading my following translation without your cultural or religious bias. Or as Rumi would say: "Close your fault seeking eyes and open your spiritual eye."
When God places feminine attributes Inside a man's body, He becomes naturally Gay and seeks a male partner. When God places masculine attributes Inside a woman's body, She becomes naturally Lesbian and seeks a female partner. View consensual sex between adults As a sacred act of love-making, But condemn non-consensual sex As an act of violence and forced rape. Sexual assault and sexual violence Have absolutely nothing to do With a person's sexual orientation. A promiscuous person always engages In irresponsible sexual behaviors, Even if being the smartest person in the world. What is Sexuality? A controversial topic, A sensitive point of view, A natural erotic attraction Which brings consenting sexual partners together. What God has hidden deep Inside the body of a homosexual person, If He chooses to also hide it inside your body, You will also change your sexual orientation. So as the old saying goes: 'Know your neighbors first before buying a house!' If you truly have a pure heart, Go and find the love of your life Regardless of gender. ~ Rumi ~ my translation ~
مثنوي معنوي - دفتر ششم - قصه ى عبدالغوث و ربودن پريان او را و سالها ميان پريان ساكن شدن او و بعد از سالها آمدن او به شهر و فرزندان خويش را باز ناشكيفتن او از آن پريان بحكم جنسيت و همدلى او با ايشان