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The last question I asked **Bawa before his death on December 8, 1986 , was about his eyes.

“Will what I see in your eyes ever come up behind mine and look out through me?”

He used that most profound pun in English to answer, “When I (eye) become a we.”

**Bawa | Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen was a revered Sufi saint from the island of Sri Lanka who shared his knowledge and experience with people of every race and religion and from all parts of the world. He belonged to the Qadri order of sufism. He first came to the United States in 1971 and established The Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship of North America in Philadelphia. It was Bawa who as guide gifted vision, inspired and instructed Coleman Barks to bring and revive Rumi for the western audience. And credit to Coleman, Rumi is today’s best selling poet in America and perhaps the most read poet in west.


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