Rumi – Poet
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, Mevlânâ/Mawlānā, Mevlevî/Mawlawī, and more popularly simply as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan.
Born: September 30, 1207, Balkh [now in Afghanistan]
Died: December 17, 1273, Konya, Turkey
Full name: Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī
Movies: Padma Meghna Jamuna
Rumi is the greatest Sufi mystic and poet in the Persian language, famous for his lyrics and for his didactic epic Mas̄navī-yi Maʿnavī (it means Spiritual Couplets), which widely influenced mystical thought and literature throughout the Muslim world. After his death, his disciples were organized as the Mawlawiyyah order.
Rūmī’s use of Persian and Arabic in his poetry, in addition to some Turkish and less Greek, has resulted in his being claimed variously for Turkish literature and Persian literature, a reflection of the strength of his influence in Iran and Turkey. The influence of his writings in the Indian subcontinent is also substantial. By the end of the 20th century, his popularity had become a global phenomenon, with his poetry achieving a wide circulation in western Europe and the United States.
Source: Wikipedia & Britannica
Here are some of most popular Rumi’s Quotes :
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Wound: /wo͞ond/ injury; lesion; offense, an injury to living tissue caused by a cut, blow, or other impact, typically one in which the skin is cut or broken
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
ecstatic: /ekˈstadik,ikˈstadik/ enraptured, blissful, overpowered by emotion, feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement, involving an experience of mystic self-transcendence.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life.
crawl: /krôl/ creep, move along the ground on all fours; grovel, be servile, (of a person) move forward on the hands and knees or by dragging the body close to the ground.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
soul: /sōl/ the spiritual part of a human being that is separate from the physical body; spirit; essence, core; personification; human being; emotion; personification; soul music
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
drawn: attract; pull; pull out; sketch, depict with lines; describe with words; move towards; suck in; conclude; drain; stretch out; pick or be given randomly; shrink by contraction; disembowel
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
lie down: rest, relax
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
bewilderment: /biˈwildərmənt/ confusion, perplexity, bafflement, a feeling of being perplexed and confused.