in the town of Konya in central Turkey in the middle of the 13th century a prominent religious scholar named Jalal add-in Rumi was suddenly separated from his teacher and spiritual friend in his grief he took hold of a column and began turning verses of poetry began pouring out of him remarkable poetry his students wrote the words down 700 years later Rumi's poetry is being discovered in the West he is in fact the best-selling poet in America come to the orchard in spring there is light and wine and sweet hearts and the pomegranate flowers if you do not come these do not matter if you do come these do not matter rumi was born September 30th 12:07 near bulk Afghanistan which was then part of the Persian Empire when Rumi was still a child his family was forced to flee the oncoming armies of Genghis Khan after years of travel they settled in Konya turkey an important stop on the Silk Road and a meeting point of many cultures Islamic judeo-christian Hindu and Buddhist roomies father became the head of a Sufi learning community the Sufis are an ancient spiritual order and according to many Sufis the essential truths of Sufism exist in all religions the Sufis are a remarkable band in the history of religions they are the mistakes on Islam and as the Mystics of Islam the Sufis we can connect with because they're talking about these wonderful supplying truths of which have a way of piercing directly into the human heart wherever it is the Sufis used to walk you know down several roads visiting with the Christians visiting with Islam visiting in all of the great religions really I mean that's part of the nature of this kind of fluid imagination he had crosses boundaries it it penetrates and it even slips by and it works by way of humor it works by way of stunning imagery it works in many different ways as if to keep bringing people to some deep human well upon his father's death Rumi became the head of the learning community his life seems to have been a fairly normal one for a religious scholar teaching meditating helping the poor until the late fall of 12 44 when he met a stranger a wandering dervish shammes of Tabriz Rumi said genius was triggered by an actual human being an encounter with this mysterious figure sean's of Tabriz he was an intense fierce mountain meditator those kind of people like Thoreau magnified five times when you feel your lips becoming infinite and sweet like a moon in the sky when you feel that spaciousness inside charms of Tabriz will be there too something opens our wings something makes boredom and hurt disappear someone filled the cup in front of us we taste only sacredness you

25 thoughts on “RUMI POET OF THE HEART

  1. I see no difference between Rumi's poetry and Hindu spirituality like Advaita Vedanta. Intoxicated by God and Love. I wish there was more of this in the Islamic world.

    When I hear about people talking about a good muslim, it is about he says all his prayers, he goes to the masjid regularly etc., unfortunately nobody talks about love and devotion. Why is that?

  2. I see people fighting on the Origin of Rumi doing the exact opposite of Rumi . Why fight over the Origin of Musk it is the fragrance which made us Intoxicated. Unless we don't see beyond Rumi the real message of his Masnavi is lost , as he said khud Quzaa o khud Quzagar o khud Gill e Quzaa. This is Rumi or I must say reality befriend with ourself

  3. Rumi was born as Mohammed Jalaluddin Balkhi, on September 30, 1207 C. E. in Balkh Province, Afghanistan. He descended from a long line of jurists, theologians, and mystics, including his father, who was known by followers of Rumi as “Sultan of the Scholars.” When Rumi was still a young man, his father led their family more than 2,000 miles west to avoid the invasion of Genghis Khan’s armies. The family travelled to Baghdad, to Mecca on pilgrimage, and to Damascus and eventually settled in Konya in what is now western Turkey. This part of the world was then known to its inhabitants as Rum, a name derived from the Byzantine Roman Empire that had formerly held it. Jalaluddin's name in religion and literature – Rumi – is itself derived from Rum.

    Rumi became a celebrated Islamic scholar at a young age and was admired for his learning. However, his life changed when he met the wandering mystic Sham al – Din in 1244. This meeting had a profound impact on Rumi, he felt Sham to be a divinely inspired person and he took him to be his Guru. Under the guidance of Shams, Rumi became interested of the way of the Sufi. Rumi is today thought of being a mystic and poet and is closely identified with Sufism within Islam, where devotees seek a direct union with God.

    Through his poetry, Rumi expressed his philosophy which included tolerance of all religious beliefs, the importance of goodness and charity, and above all, he advocated the importance of love. Rumi passed away on December 17th, 1273 in Konya, Turkey; his body was interred beside that of his father. Today, Rumi is loved around the world and is the best selling poet in the United States.

  4. “Come to the orchard in Spring.
    There is light and wine, and sweethearts
    in the pomegranate flowers.

    If you do not come, these do not matter.
    If you do come, these do not matter.”

    ― Rumi

  5. Another example for the Turkish friends here: imagine a cook from Turkey goes to Armenia, opens a Turkish restaurant there and gets famous because of his delicious Turkish food. Would you accept if Armenians say his food would be Armenian food? I'm sure you won't.

    As already mentioned in my previous post: Rumis Poems belong to Persian cultur and to all those who share it. It is strange that his poems were bestsellers in 2008 in USA, but the Americans are not aware of the Iranian origin.

  6. Strange view some people have.
    If a man with an Iranian origin lives in Germany, studies masterpieces from Beethoven, Brahms, Schuhmann etc.and starts composing music like them, his music will of course be German and not Iranian. The source of the music is German and will remain always German.
    For the same reason is Rumi one of the "big seven" of Persian Poetry. He wrote in Persian and his poets are based on Persian culture. Nowadays, it seems easy to claim Iranian (Persian) cultur for his own.

  7. farbod jan doste khob va ba mohabat lotfan in goftar-haro pak kon, age ghalbet bara iran mitape, karhai behtari hast. ama baraye yad avari ta onjai ke man midonam afghan-ha bakh-shi irani hastand, aslan nabashand hamsaye ma hastand va ma bayad be onha ehteram bazarim. chera na? aya farhangi nazdik-taraz onha be ma dar don-ya vojood dare? afghanestan salhast estemar mishe. zaaif negah dashte shode ta hamonhai ke afghanestano nabod kardan irano nbod konand.

  8. farbod jan vaghti fohsh midi zire yek videooi erfani, fekr nemikoni na tanha az pedaranet ghadr-dani nakardi balke be onha zarbe zadi ba in goftare nejaad parastanee? ba sepas

  9. – Vem ao jardim na primavera, disseste.
    – Aqui estão todas as belezas, o vinho e a luz.
    Que posso fazer com tudo isso sem ti?
    E, se estás aqui, para que preciso disso?

  10. HUSTON SMITH!! I love him, he's brilliant. Read his classic "The World's Religions" and "Why Religion Matters." It'll change everything for you.

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