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Jalalud’din Rumi is one of the world’s most revered mystical poets. During his lifetime he produced a prolific range of inspiring and devotional poetry which encapsulates the sufi’s experience of union with the divine. These timeless classics have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, as Rumi has become one of our most popular poets. Although Rumi was a Sufi and a great scholar of the Qu’ran his appeal reaches across religious and social divisions. Even during his lifetime he was noted for his cosmopolitan outlook. His funeral, which lasted 40 days, was attended by Muslims, Jews, Persians, Christians and Greeks.
Rumi was born in 1207, in what is now know as Afghanistan. It was a period of remarkable social and political turbulence. The 13th Century was the era of the crusades; also the area where Rumi lived was under constant threat of Mongol invasion. The great upheavals Rumi faced during his life is said to have influenced much of his poetry.
Rumi met many of the great Sufi poets. For example, as a young boy he met the Sufi Master, Attar. Attar is said to have commented about Rumi.
“There goes a river dragging an ocean behind it.”
However the most important turning point in Rumi’s life was when he met the wandering dervish Sham al- Din. Sham was eccentric and unorthodox, but was filled with heart – felt devotion, that sometimes he couldn’t contain. Sham appeared to be quite different to the respectable and prestigious scholar, (as Rumi was at that point.) However Rumi saw in Sham a divine presence. This meeting and their close mystical relationship was instrumental in awakening Rumi’s latent spirituality and intense devotion. It was at this point Rumi abandoned his academic career and began to write his mystical poetry.
Rumi’s poetry is wide ranging and encompasses many different ideas but behind all the poetry the essential theme was the longing and searching for the union with the divine. Rumi was himself a great mystic. His outpourings of poetry were a reflection of his own inner consciousness. Ironically Rumi said that no words could adequately explain the experience of mystical union. Yet his words are inspiring signposts which point towards the divine.
In his poetry Rumi frequently uses imagery which may be unexpected. For example although Islam forbids alcohol, he often describes the sensation of being ‘drunk and intoxicated with ecstasy for his beloved.” Here drunk implies the bliss of the divine consciousness. Love is a frequent subject of Rumi’s poems, descriptions of seeming romantic love is an illusion to the all encompassing pure, divine love. Metaphors such as this are common to other Sufi poets such as Omar Khayyam, Hafiz, and Attar.
Rumi’s poetry is so widely appreciated because it has the capacity to uplift our own consciouness. Reading the words of Rumi can awaken in ourselves, our own spiritual self.
Biography copyright: Richard Pettinger
Biography of Rumi
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Rumi Quotes on Love
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Single Object of Faith – Sri Ramakrishna
It Makes no Difference – Sri Chinmoy
And death a spur towards immortality – Sri Aurobindo
Mother Durga in All – Sri Ramakrishna
Just Love and Love More – Sri Chinmoy
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Many quotes by Rumi have survived the ages and are still full of love and wisdom:
“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.”
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
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About Rumi and Divine Love
I have yet to find a better short description about the essence of Rumi Poetry than by the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan :
The original words of Rumi are so deep, so perfect, so touching, that when one man repeats them hundreds and thousands of people are moved to tears.
They cannot help penetrating the heart. This shows how much Rumi himself was moved to have been able to pour out such living words.
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rumi love poetFor anyone who doesn't know him, Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi has always been an incredible love singer, perhaps "the greatest mystic poet of human history".
The biography of Rumi starts with his birth in Whaksh, Persia (now Tajikistan), in 1207 from an aristocratic family; Rumi died in 1273. People say that he played about 70,000 verses. Many of them, are included in his masterpiece 'Masnavi-yi Manari' (Spiritual Couplets).
They were meant to reveal the secrets of the Way to Unity to the pilgrims and the Mysteries of the Way to the Eternal Truth.