The full name of rumi is Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī and he is also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī but simply this personality is known as Rumi. Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, theologian, Sufi Mystic and jurist. The most famous personality of age was born on the Eastern shores of the Persian Empire on 30th September, 1207. He was born in the city of Balkh in what is now known as Afghanistan and this was finally settled in the town of Konya, in what is now known as Turkey. In these days almost three countries claim him that Rumi is their national poet these countries are Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey.
Now Rumi is one of the most extensively read poets in America. Rumi is consider as one the brightest creative talents of world. As Shahram Shiva has said that Rumi deals with the human condition and that is always relevant.
Rumi is a person who is able to verbalize the highly personal and often most confusing world of personal development and growth in a very direct and clear fashion. He includes everyone but he does not hurt somebody’s feelings.
The great work of Rumi has been translated into many of the best languages of world including German, Russian, French, Spanish and Italian. Rumi is appearing in a growing number of genres including workshops, concerts, readings, dance performances, paintings and other creative creations.
In one of the workshop Mr. Shiva asked a group of about fifty participants to define why Rumi meant so much to them. After getting their results he was able to group their responses in 12 distinct categories which are given below
5. Personal Process:
6. Grace Descending:
8. Love Affair:
9. Cultural Bridge:
10. They Don’t Even Like Poetry:
11. Participate in the Process:
12. Spiritual Guide:
Top Rumi’s Quote:
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
“silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation.”
“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
“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.”
“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.”
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.