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Yunus Emre’de İnsan
Human in the Poetry of Yunus Emre

Author(s): Mahmut Sarıkaya
Subject(s): Epistemology, Aesthetics, Islam studies, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Karadeniz Araştırmaları Merkezi
Keywords: Lover; Loveless Person; Animal Human; Wild Animal Human; Stone Human;

Summary/Abstract: Those who look at Yunus Emre's poetry see that he has an endless love and tolerance for people, with his "götürü bazar ile". In his eyes, a human being is divine. the whole world is about love; human beings are the manifestation of this love at the peaks. Yunus’s feeling and reflection of this love is like an exuberant and transcendent chant. Because he is a “crazy dervish” who is fascinated by this love… Yunus loves human beings because he sees the Creator in the created. To him, the Creator and the created are one, and there is the “unity of existence”. His saying, “Hakk’ı gerçek sevenlere cümle âlem kardaş gelür” also expresses this thought. The understanding of brotherhood in him is the result of his view of the divine being and the manifestations of the divine being. Yunus is a mystic who believes in the “unity of existence”. According to him, existence is one; absolute being is Allah, the absolute being. Every existence other than the existence of Allah is a reflection from the creator and consists of nothingness (shadow, imagination) that leads towards the creator. It is shirk to ascribe “original” bodies to these shadowy beings. In fact, being is a single substance; it is also love. In the real sense, a human being is freed from “duality” and by this way became “one” with this love. In this respect, a human being is loved and tolerated with a wholesale (lump) understanding.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 72
  • Page Range: 1021-1029
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Turkish