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Rumi

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Rumi

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī , also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī , Mawlānā or Molānā (meaning Our Master), Mawlawī or Molavi (meaning My Master), and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.Iranians, Turks, Afghans, Tajiks, and other Central Asian Muslims as well as the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy in the past seven centuries. Rumi’s importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. He has been described as the “most popular poet in America” and the “best selling poet in the US”.

Rumi’s works are written in Persian and his Mathnawi remains one of the purest literary glories of Persia, and one of the crowning glories of the Persian language. His original works are widely read today in their original language across the Persian-speaking world (Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and parts of Persian speaking Central Asia and the Caucasus) Translations of his works are very popular, most notably in Turkey, Azerbaijan, the United States and South Asia. His poetry has influenced Persian literature as well as Turkish, Punjabi, Urdu and some other Iranian, Turkic and Indic languages written in Perso-Arabic script e.g. Pashto, Ottoman Turkish, Chagatai and Sindhi.

Wednesday Dec 19, 2018

Rumi: The drop and the ocean

You are not a drop in the ocean.
You are the ocean in a drop.

Thursday Aug 30, 2018

Rumi: The inner bond

Words are a pretext.
It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.

Friday Jul 6, 2018

Rumi: Your heart

Your heart knows the way.
Run in that direction.

Tuesday May 8, 2018

Rumi: Do not feel lonely

Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.

Tuesday Mar 27, 2018

Rumi: Life is a balance

Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.

Thursday Mar 22, 2018

Rumi: The art of knowing

The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

Wednesday May 10, 2017

Rumi: The bridge

Love is the bridge between you and everything.

Thursday Nov 17, 2016

Rumi: Secret way of being with the mystery

Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.

Wednesday Nov 9, 2016

Rumi: The strange pull of what you really love

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

Friday Nov 4, 2016

Rumi: Goodbyes

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.

Friday Oct 28, 2016

Rumi: Be empty of worrying

Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?

Thursday Oct 22, 2015

Rumi: Your words and your voice

Raise your words, not your voice.
It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

Monday Oct 12, 2015

Rumi: Life and Fire

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames

Monday Sep 21, 2015

Rumi: The universe and yourself

Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.

Monday Sep 14, 2015

Rumi: What to change

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.

Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Rumi: Seek within yourself

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

Monday Oct 20, 2014

Rumi: Stories

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

Tuesday Oct 7, 2014

Rumi: Do the things fromyour soul

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

Thursday May 8, 2014

Rumi: Don't grieve

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.