Interview with Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh Part 2 (2008)

This series of videos are a final interview with Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh, Master of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order for over 50 years. In these videos, Dr. Nurbakhsh is seated with his heir and successor, Dr. Alireza Nurbakhsh, the present Master of the Nimatullahi order. The interview was conducted in March 2008, by filmmaker Llew Smith as part of a prospective documentary film on the subject of mystical experience. Dr. Nurbakhsh expresses the limitation of discourse as it relates to inner experience and the peripheral place of religious piety. Answering questions about many seemingly pertinent or interesting topics, with insistence on the non-intellectual, immediate experience in Love - of the Truth.

This interview is part of a larger public television documentary project on mysticism and the Abrahamic traditions. Thanks are due to Llew Smith of Vital Pictures, for making this available. For more information, or to support this project, you can write to

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