• The Voice of Love: Mystic Poetry for the Yearning Soul

  • By: Najim Mostamand
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  • Summary

  • Welcome to The Voice of Love: Mystic Poetry for the Yearning Soul, a spiritual podcast and inspirational video series dedicated to sharing, reading, and interpreting mystic poetry that can lift your Soul, help you find yourself spiritually, and acquire wisdom for a better life. This podcast and YouTube series was created for Seekers who find themselves immersed in the rich and mystical world of poetry. Each episode contains a curated selection of mystic poems from poets around the world and through the ages, along with commentary that is meant to expand one's understanding of the poems' ultimate meanings. To help the Seeker go deep within, the poems are supplemented by calm and relaxing music meant to induce a trance-like and meditative state. However you enjoy it, this podcast can help you slow down and tap into your Soul. Use it as a form of meditation, as an uplifting boost when you need some inspiration, or as a way to remove yourself from the chaotic and endless distractions of life to connect to something deeper. Hopefully in the process, you allow your heart to open and let your self melt completely into the warm and sweet embrace of Divine Love.
    Najim Mostamand 2021
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  • Ep. 2: The Placeless Beyond There

    Nov 19 2021

    Welcome back to another episode of The Voice of Love: Mystic Poetry for the Yearning Soul, a spiritual podcast and inspirational video series dedicated to sharing, reading, and interpreting mystic poetry that can lift your Soul, help you find yourself spiritually, and acquire wisdom for a better life.

    In this episode, we explore three deep poems about love and finding yourself spiritually, including one of my favorite original poems, as well as poems from two Sufi masters who inspired Rumi and made him the beloved poet and mystic he is today: Sanai and Attar.

    Rumi even acknowledged Sanai and Attar as having a tremendous influence on his life and poetry, stating:

    "Attar was the soul and Sanai its two eyes; we came from their path."

    We start our journey in 12th century Afghanistan, learning about the incredible life of Sanai, and how he went from singing blind praises of kings and princes to transforming the world of Sufi mystic poetry. We delve into his masterpiece, "There Is No Place for Place," and unravel the layers of meaning contained in this deep poem.

    Then, we transport ourselves to the northwestern reaches of the medieval Persian empire in the city of Nishapur (in modern day Iran), where we meet the legendary Attar and drink from the gauntlet of life wisdom that his poem "Invocation," while losing ourselves in two of his stories that are bound to change the way we look at the world—and our selves.

    Finally, we carry the spirit of these two greats into the present day, exploring one of my favorite original poems: "Drink From Your Soul." An inspirational poem about finding yourself and tapping into your absolute Essence, this deep poem is sure to leave you feeling inspired, uplifted, and alive.

    Supporting these poems, commentaries, quotes, and stories is a continuous soundtrack of calm music—with uplifting melodies from the likes of Tony Anderson, Brique a Braq, and Max LL—that will take you through the highs and lows of life and the mystic poetry that aims to describe it.

    It's a lot to pack into this 1.5 hour episode, but I hope you take some time out of your active life to slow down and steep into the beauty and wisdom awaiting inside you.

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    While a labor of love that I'm truly honored to be a part of, these episodes take a lot of time, energy, and money to produce. Your support in any way is deeply appreciated and goes a long way in ensuring I can continue producing these episodes.

    If you liked this episode or the podcast/video series in general, please don't forget to share and subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM_mzgPe1cIqydBzRZ8IkPw

    If you would like to support the production of more episodes, please consider donating by visiting the donation page on my website: https://najimmostamand.com/donate

    Lastly, don't forget to regularly check out the website for new poems, bios, commentaries, and episodes.

    Website: https://najimmostamand.com/

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    1 hr and 24 mins
  • Ep. 1: The Journey Begins

    Sep 20 2021

    In this inaugural episode, we travel to medieval and 14th century Persia to read poems from mystics Abu Sa'id Abu'l-Khayr and Hafiz, before returning to the present day and reading one of my own poems, This World.

    Credits and a special thank you to Hüseyin Özkılıç, Michael Tadros, Tony Anderson and others for their beautiful music, which I have incorporated into this episode. This video and podcast have not been created for commercial purposes, but rather to educate and inspire people from all around the world with the power of mystic poetry to help us live a better, more awakened life.

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    57 mins

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