Présentation de l'éditeur
MawlanaJalal-ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi, or Mevlana Rumi, or Mevlana, or just Rumi as most of the world knows him, was a thirteenth century Persian poet, jurist and theologian. Thought Rumi was born in Balkh (Persia), his family migrated due to political instability and settled down in Koyna, which is erstwhile Turkey. Rumi was very well read and a highly respected individual in the kingdom. But the turning point in his life came when he came in contact with Shams of Tabriz, a wandering dervish, who had rare insights and highly intuitive powers. The two became very thick friends, almost like soul mates. Shams of Tabriz systematically broke down Rumi’s beliefs, learnings and conditionings, and completely broke down his identity and ego. Thus the Rumi of old died and a bright, new, innocent and pristine Rumi was born. Rumi in his new avatar instantly took to writing poThe central theme of Rumi’s poems, was always love. While his poems appear romantic, and Rumi seems to be yearning for his beloved, in my opinion, his beloved, which he is constantly craving to meet and be with, and to live and die with, is none other than God. Rumi’s poems are all written with an intense love for the divine, for God. While many may interpret them to be Rumi’s longing for some unknown soul mate or twin flame, my personal feelings after reading a lot of his poems, is that, Rumi’s intense, never ending search, his thirst, his cravings, his passions, his desires, are only for the divine, for the Almighty. But this is something that is open to interpretation.
Rumi’s poems always have something of the nether world in them. They are out of this world and seem to come from some unknown source. They are always guaranteed to directly pierce the heart of the reader and to stay there.
This book is a collection of 30 such quotes and poems by Rumi, collected from all over the Internet. This is book one, of a series of books which I hope to write, with more Rumi quotes in the near future.