Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī (Persian: جلال‌الدین محمد بلخى‎), also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (جلال‌الدین محمد رومی), and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian[1][6] poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.[7] Iranians, Turks, Afghans, Tajiks, and o ...

Popular Poems
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A Moment Of Happiness

A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the verandah,
apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.
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2.
Be With Those Who Help Your Being

Be with those who help your being.
Don't sit with indifferent people, whose breath
comes cold out of their mouths.
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3.
Birdsong

Birdsong brings relief
to my longing
I'm just as ecstatic as they are,
but with nothing to say!
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4.
Because I Cannot Sleep

Because I cannot sleep
I make music at night.
I am troubled by the one
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Every Day I Bear A Burden

Every day I bear a burden, and I bear this calamity for a purpose:
I bear the discomfort of cold and December's snow in hope of spring.
Before the fattener-up of all who are lean, I drag this so emaciated body;
Though they expel me from two hundred cities, I bear it for the sake of the love of a prince;
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Popular Quotes
30 June 2016

“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.”

30 June 2016

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

30 June 2016

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

30 June 2016

“What you seek is seeking you.”

30 June 2016

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 July 2021

So very happy to read that The Great Philosopher and thinker has been chosen as The Poet Of The Day. Hoorray!

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Christopher Daley 01 December 2020

Please help me to find the Rumi poem where he says something like: " Just because the blanket has a run/slipped thread (or a tear) I would not throw it away..." Thank you.

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Pat Sherwin 17 August 2020

I cannot find Rumi's poem " Enlightenment is a gamble" ? ?

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Ernie 05 August 2020

Rumi consoled me with his side utterances

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Shirley Cunningham 17 July 2020

I am looking for Rumi's poem that begins, 'Beyond right thinking and beyond wrong thinking, there is a field. I will meet you there. Can you help me find it?

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Rumi The Persian 28 October 2019

Language predominance, Place, Culture, Subjects, Inspiration, Contemporaries similar... all Persian. Tell the truth and keep the fire of your soul alight.

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Jagdish Singh Ramána 25 August 2019

A light-house in the dark oceans. The Poetry this extreme soul transcends the readers to bliss.

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Audacious 26 June 2019

I'm looking for a particular poem and I don't know the title. It goes something like this: We wake in the morning empty and afraid, Do not go to the library to read, take the lute down from the wall,

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RiverMystic 19 March 2021

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty & frightened. Don't open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. Rumi

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Britte Ninad 23 June 2019

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi name of greatest introspective soul the inner journey maker the true self knowing knowledge holder..........///

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Ramzullo 06 March 2019

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Mahtab Bangalee 09 February 2019

MEWLANA RUMI- the name of LOVE for EVERYONE equally O' Yeah; the true sense of GOD is here in his versification I find an absolute VEIN of LOVE for HUMANITY through the HOLY SPIRITUALITY. My love, my worshiping of verse follow HIM as the GOD of my SPIRITUALISM.

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Jagdish Singh Ramána 21 January 2019

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laurel 14 January 2019

in one of rumi's most loved poems, Come, come i am sure it should read wanderer, not wonderer. please correct this

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ade erma 17 December 2018

anyone please help me. I can't understand about the jalalludin rumi poetry, it was about the way things should. I have rehearsal of my lecturer. I need to analylize the poetry but i couldn't understand what the meaning of that.

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Denis Mair 08 December 2018

As I sit down to a book of Rumi's poetry, I am reading in two different worlds at once. To follow where Rumi's thoughts go, I have to stretch myself. I can see old desires fall behind like stepping stones as love's new face beckons me. I see a giant sun cloaked in darkness, underlying every phase of phenomenal existence. Around the corolla of that sun, every loving impulse ever conceived still radiates in an eternal now.

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Denis Mair 08 December 2018

In 2015 I traveled to Turkey to attend a conference in Istanbul. I made a side trip on my own to Konya, to visit the Mevlani Memorial Shrine. The shrine was built by the Sultan of Konya; it was completed twenty years after Rumi's death. For me, going there was a poetic pilgrimage. I stood for a long time looking at the intricate patterns in the silk carpet draped over Rumi's tomb. The patterns are good for inducing reverie- they appear and disappear against the dark green background.

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Naked Think 17 January 2017

Rumi is Everywhere Rumi is Light

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Fabrizio Frosini 02 March 2016

In December 1273, when Rumi fell ill, he predicted his own death and composed a ghazal which begins with the verse: '' How doest thou know what sort of king I have within me as companion? Do not cast thy glance upon my golden face, for I have iron legs. ''

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Glen Kappy 31 January 2016

i was introduced to sufism through rumi. i got turned on to him by my brother who passed on the poem given the title the many wines in coleman barks' the essential rumi. then i was introduced to hafiz... rumi is among my three current favorite poets. there would be too much to say in praise of his poetry, and it's better, of course, to actually read it. one may need, however, to have some taste of the mystical experience to appreciate it. as paul says in 1 corinthians, only the spirit (of God) searches and understands the spirit. -glen kappy

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