Rumi, Vedanta, and Buddhism

  • Mostafa Vaziri


Before delving into studying the parallels among the philosophical outlooks of Rumi, Vedanta, and Buddhism, it is worth mentioning that social scientists—anthropologists in particular—have generally been more interested in studying the differences and cultural distances between human cultures. But today’s global circumstances have created a more compelling responsibility than ever before to study the similarities. This shift has brought with it the welcome possibility of better understanding the similarities and interactions of people and cross-influences among cultures. It is hoped that such studies will also further our understanding of the field of consciousness, by assessing the similarity of mystical experiences stemming from the underlying web of human universal consciousness, in the transcultural search for the ultimate reality. The interconnectedness of mystical-philosophical experiences also relates to new areas of scientific awareness in the fields of astronomy, theoretical physics, and parapsychology.


Cultural Distance Mystical Experience Ultimate Reality Islamic World Final Liberation 
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