Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi
(1207 - 1273)
Who is Mevlana?
Mevlana who is also known as Rumi, was a philosopher and mystic of Islam, but not a Muslim of the orthodox type. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love. To him and to his disciples all religions are more or less truth. Looking with the same eye on Muslim, Jew and Christian alike, his peaceful and tolerant teaching has appealed to men of all sects and creeds.
Mevlana's books are translated to many languages and are among the best selling books of their sort all over the world. At present, Mevlana, better known there as Rumi, is the "best selling poet" in United States of America. The Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks has sold more than a quarter of a million copies and is one of the top 1000 best selling books at Amazon. It is by far the largest selling poem book ever!
- rumi poet of the heart
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.They're in eachother all along.
- my burning heart and bittersweet
Come on sweetheart
let's adore one another
before there is no more
of you and me
- say I am You
It is Love and the Lover that live eternally -
Don't lend your heart to anything else; all else is borrowed.
- Sad love poem
I burn away; laugh; my ashes are alive!
I die a thousand times:
My ashes dance back-
A thousand new faces
- Whoever acts with respect will get respect.
Quit acting like a wolf, and feel the shepherd's love filling you.
- You ask Me
Protect yourself......from your own thoughts.
Reality is blocked by form and image.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
- THIS IS LOVE
If you don’t try to fly, and so break yourself apart, you will be broken open by death, when it’s too late for all you could become.
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.
Be with those who help your being. Don't sit with indifferent people, whose breath comes cold out of their mouths.
Cry Out in Your Weakness
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.Love is the house of God and you are living in that house.
The eye goes blind when it only wants to see why.
If you want to hold the beautiful one, hold yourself to yourself.
Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
Trust means you're ready to risk what you currently have.
if you can't go to sleep
Finding faults is for those with tired minds.
God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly - not one.
My dear friend
And You? When will you begin that long journey into Yourself?
Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.
This phantom world gave you false signs
But you turned from the illusion
and journeyed to the land of truth.
Our death is our wedding with eternity.
Only Breath (Heart touching poem)The bird of vision is flying towards You with the wings of desire.
Remember God so much that you are forgotten.
Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader,
are your own nature reflected in them.
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be.
To Love is to reach God.
People are distracted by objects of desire,
Love Is My Religion
and afterward repent of the lust they've indulged,
because they have indulged with a phantom
and are left even farther from Reality than before.
Giving thanks for abundance
is sweeter than the abundance itself...
Infinite mercy flows continually
But you're asleep and can't see it.
If destiny comes to help you,
Love will come to meet you.
A life without love isn't a life
Wisdom is like the rain. Its source is limitless, but it comes down according to the season.
Love is an endless ocean,
with no beginning or end.
a suspended ocean,
riding on a cushion of ancient secrets.
How very close your soul with mineYou were born with potential
You were born with goodness and trust
You were born with ideals and dreams
You were born with greatness
You were born with wings
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings
Learn to use them,and fly.
Hold on to the reins of Love and don’t be afraid
Hold on to the real behind the false and don’t be afraid.
Wherever you stand be the soul of that place.
Rumi Poem 1
The soul: a wide listening sky with thousands of candles.
No end, no end to the journey
no end, no end never
become the sky
take an axe to the prison wall,
walk out like someone
suddenly born into color
do it now .
He is a letter to everyone. You open it. It says, ‘Live!'