Tag: Rumi

Rumi



Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi, Mawlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, مولانا جلال الدین محمد رومی
Function: 
Enlightened Poet
Traditions: 
Sufism, Islam
Main Countries of Activity: 
Turkey, Ancient Greater Persia
Date of Birth: 
September 30, 1207
Place of Birth: 
Wakhsh, a small town on the river Wakhsh, Ancient Greater Persia (nowadays Tajikistan) or Balkh (nowadays Afganistan)
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
December 17, 127
Ancestor Gurus: 
Other Related Gurus: 
dervish Shams-e Tabrizi - prime spiritual mentor


your task ~

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“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.”
― Rumi



Rumi - wrongdoing and rightdoing

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Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.

— Jalal ad-Din Rumi



I Died as a Mineral

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I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die as Man, to soar
With angels blest; but even from angelhood
I must pass on: all except God doth perish.
When I have sacrificed my angel-soul,
I shall become what no mind e'er conceived.
Oh, let me not exist! for Non-existence
Proclaims in organ tones, To Him we shall return.

— RUMI



This is Love

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This is love:
to fly toward a secret sky,
to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First to let go of life.
Finally, to take a step without feet.

— RUMI



Your Task

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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.

— Rumi



Oh Soul

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Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.

— Rumi



Who looks out with my eyes?

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Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul?
I cannot stop asking.
If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks.
I didn't come here of my own accord, and I can't leave that way.
Whoever brought me here, will have to take me home.

— Rumi