YUNUS’ PHILOSOPHY & METAPHYSICS IN BRIEF
God permeates the whole wide world,
Yet his truth is revealed to none.
You better seek Him in yourself,
You and He aren’t apart – you’re one.
Tens of books have been written about Yunus Emre’s poetry, his metaphysics, his philosophy and other aspects of his works. Here I will quote one his most frequently recited pieces for examination: Continue reading “YUNUS’ PHILOSOPHY & METAPHYSICS IN BRIEF”
“God is our professor and love is our academy.”
“Let us love, and be loved.”
– Yunus Emre
Who is Yunus Emre? Is he one of the wandering hippies of 60’s with torn clothing? Or is he a romantic obsessed with love?
He is neither, but at the same time both. Yunus Emre was a thirteenth century dervish from Anatolia. He is obsessed with love, but his love is the love of a true mystic. He did wear torn clothing, a dervish robe, and wandered about in Anatolia. He was but one of the thousands of Sufi dervishes of Islam, but he played an outstanding role in Turkish culture, literature and philosophy. Some writers regard him as the most important poet in Turkish history; his poetry, language and philosophy shaped Turkish culture and still do so. Continue reading “YUNUS EMRE (K.S.)”