Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rumi & Infinite Love

"Outside ideas of right doing 
and wrong doing,
there is a field. 
I'll meet you there."
quote - Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muammad Rūmī)

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muammad Rūmī was a 13th-century  Persian Muslim Poet, Jurist, Theologian & Sufi Mystic.
One of Rūmī's timeless and beautiful poems:
"Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion
or cultural system. I am not from the East
or the West, not out of the ocean or up
from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
composed of elements at all. I do not exist,
am not an entity in this world or the next,
did not descend from Adam or Eve or any
origin story. My place is placeless, a trace
of the traceless. Neither body or soul.
I belong to the beloved, have seen the two
worlds as one and that one call to and know,
first, last, outer, inner, only that breath
breathing human being."
~ Jalāl ad-Dīn Muammad Rūmī ~

"People of the world don't look at themselves,

and so they blame one another."
~ Rumi

"Come, come again, whoever you are, come! Heathen, fire worshipper or idolatrous, come! Come even if you broke your penitence a hundred times. Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are."

~ Rumi

"Love is the vital core of the soul,

and of all you see, only love is infinite."
~ Rumi

The following is a collection of Rumi's ecstatic love poems, translated by Coleman Barks & Shahram Shiva:

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