In his battles with his demons, Rumi managed to push the religious and cultural boundaries of his society and finally break free. There are many stories and myths surrounding the encounter of Rumi with Shams. Unless you sift through, separating the facts from fiction you would lose the real story.
Rumi's prose works are divided into the Discourses, the Letters, and the Seven Sermons.
It is often said that the teachings of Rumi are ecumenical in nature. For Rumi, religion was mostly a personal experience and not limited to logical and dogmatic arguments or perceptions of the senses.
Rumi believes that creative love, or the urge to rejoin the spirit to divinity, is the ultimate goal towards which a believer moves.
Love, compassion, tolerance, respect for, openness to, acceptance of the other in his or her otherness; and interfaith dialogues are fundamentals of Rumi's thought and practice. The universal message of Rumi is a hopeful alternative to the ignorance and lack of spirituality in modern times.
Rumi's writings of the thirteenth century advocate an understanding that there is something beyond religion and scholarly learning that can open our eyes to the reality beyond this existence; for Rumi we must climb a spiritual ladder of love. Furthermore, Rumi envisioned a universal faith, embodying all religions, because he understood that the cause of every religious conflict is ignorance.
Rumi implies that religiosity consists in something other than outward religions. Real belief is apparent only on the inside of a person, which is not visible.
Therefore, Rumi makes it clear that the religion of love involves loving the eternal and invisible source of existence. The Big Red Book: He shows us our glory.
He wants us to be more alive, to wake up. It is the core of the core of every religion. It is the longing in a human being to live in unlimited freedom and joy, to move inside beauty, that most profound need of the human soul to flow with the namelessness that animates, lxuriates, burns, and transpires through form, enlivening what is as steam, mist, torrent, saliva, blood, ocean, cloud, coffee, wine, butterfly, tiger, hummingbird, energy, and delight Rumi teaches the opening heart.
Rumi says that whatever was said to the rose was said to me here in my chest. The implication being that for something to open into its own beauty and handsomeness, it has to be talked to.
And so that idea of a human being as a dialogue maybe an inaudible dialogue is part of his model for what a human being is. Rumi says we are a conversation between the one who takes bodily form and something else that is flowing through that was never born and doesn't die.
So that intersection, that conversation is what a human being is. I just love that, because it's like we're both parts of the synapse I feel blessed to have spent much of the second half of my life working on the poetry of Rumi. I am 73 now in He got me started on this path, when in June ofhe handed me a copy of Arberry's translation of Rumi and said, "These poems need to be released from their cages," by which he meant they needed to be translated out of their scholarly idiom into the lively American free verse tradition of Whitman.
It is not all that I have done the last three decades, but I did spend some time, almost every day, with Rumi's poetry. I do not regret it. Something about the practice keeps unfolding My all time favorite Rumi translation by Coleman Barks is this one: In your light, I learn how to love in your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do and that sight becomes this art. Bark's intense and artful translations convey Rumi's insights into the human heart and its longing for passion and daring.Rumis poetry has an analysis of the cherry orchard by anton cheknov the.
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This is the complete text of "Rumi and the Sufi Tradition", an article by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, which appeared in the journal "Studies in Comparative Religion", Spring edition (Vol.
8, No. 2). LIKE a majestic peak that dominates the countryside around it near and far, the figure of Mawlānā Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, that supreme Sufi poet of the Persian language, dominates the whole of the later Sufi tradition in the eastern lands of Islam.
Rumi’s poetry transcends gender, nationality, race and can touch atheist, agnostic, evolutionist and pious people alike. Shams approved and encouraged because he was a Sufi and steeped in that tradition. musical instrument is made by being cut off from its roots and branch and fashioned by a craftsman in order to play the musical.
Although the article focuses more on religion and the musical connection to Africa, the point that interests me is the lyrics. The Persian classical poets, specially .
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