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Is the new Bond channeling Rumi?

A poem by the Sufi mystic, Rumi, shows up in a love scene in Casino Royale

daniel-craig-eva-green.jpgBY PAUL KAIHLA — We’re not about to add the new James Bond movie opening Nov.17, Casino Royale, to our Top 12 Spiritual Cinema list on Soul’s Code but if you’ve seen the trailer, it suggests Bond has been reincarnated with a deeper dimension.

This Bond film scraps special effects in favor of a retro repertoire for the spy, both in terms of his toolkit and character.

Viz, Bond’s highly mystical language in this romantic scene with Casino Royale‘s sophisticated Bond girl, played by French beauty Eva Green. Note the similarity of the words with a love poem that the Sufi mystic Rumi wrote more than 7 centuries ago.

Bond in Casino Royale:

I have no armour left. You’ve stripped it from me. Whatever is left of me, whatever I am — I’m yours.

Rumi in Do You Love Me?

I have died to myself
and I live for you.

I’ve disappeared from myself
and my attributes.
I am present only for you.

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