Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was a Persian poet, an Islamic dervish and a Sufi mystic. His discipline and wisdom have crossed all national and ethnic borders ever since the 13th century. I’m pretty sure each and every one of you has heard or read some Rumi quotes on life at some point. Rumi is seen as a great spiritual master and poet.
His work influenced and inspired many other artists, his wise words kept many others sane up to this day. Rumi was a jurist and religion teacher until the age of 37, when he met a wandering dervish named Shams Tabrizi. He soon became Rumi’s spiritual mentor and intimate friend and eventually changed the course of his life. Their friendship lasted for about three years until Shams mysteriously disappeared. It is rumored that one of Rumi’s sons murdered him because he was jealous of their close relationship. Rumi was devastated by the loss of his beloved friend, but used his pain as inspiration for writing poems where Shams is mentioned with great reverence.
Don’t be satisfied with stories. How things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. Rumi
Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love. Rumi
Reason is powerless in the expression of love. Rumi
When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray. Rumi
The very center of your heart is where life begins – the most beautiful place on earth. Rumi
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. Rumi
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge. Rumi
The lion is most handsome when looking for food. Rumi
As you start to walk on the way, the way appears. Rumi