Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi 1207 - 1273

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“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.”
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

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Rumi is Everywhere Rumi is Light
In December 1273, when Rumi fell ill, he predicted his own death and composed a ghazal which begins with the verse: '' How doest thou know what sort of king I have within me as companion? Do not cast thy glance upon my golden face, for I have iron legs. ''
i was introduced to sufism through rumi. i got turned on to him by my brother who passed on the poem given the title the many wines in coleman barks' the essential rumi. then i was introduced to hafiz... rumi is among my three current favorite poets. there would be too much to say in praise of his poetry, and it's better, of course, to actually read it. one may need, however, to have some taste of the mystical experience to appreciate it. as paul says in 1 corinthians, only the spirit (of God) searches and understands the spirit. -glen kappy
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