Friday, April 07, 2006

The Alchemy of Love

You come to us
from another world

From beyond the stars
and void of space.
Transcendent, Pure,
Of unimaginable beauty,
Bringing with you
the essence of love.

You transform all
who are touched by you.
Mundane concerns,
troubles, and sorrows
dissolve in your presence,
Bringing joy
to ruler and ruled
To peasant and King.

You bewilder us
with your grace.
All evils
transform into

You are the master alchemist.

You light the fire of love
in earth and sky
in heart and soul
of every being.

Through your loving
existence and nonexistence erge.
All opposites unite.
All that is profane
becomes sacred again.

Mevlana Rumi

Short biography of Rumi
The name Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi stands for Love and ecstatic flight into the infinite. Rumi is one of the great spiritual masters and poetical geniuses of mankind and was the founder of the Mawlawi Sufi order, a leading mystical brotherhood of Islam.

Rumi was born in Wakhsh (Tajikistan) under the administration of Balkh in 30 September 1207 to a family of learned theologians. Escaping the Mongol invasion and destruction, Rumi and his family traveled extensively in the Muslim lands, performed pilgrimage to Mecca and finally settled in Konya, Anatolia, then part of Seljuk Empire. When his father Bahaduddin Valad passed away, Rumi succeeded his father in 1231 as professor in religious sciences. Rumi 24 years old, was an already accomplished scholar in religious and positive sciences.

He was introduced into the mystical path by a wandering dervish, Shamsuddin of Tabriz. His love and his bereavement for the death of Shams found their expression in a surge of music, dance and lyric poems, `Divani Shamsi Tabrizi'. Rumi is the author of six volume didactic epic work, the `Mathnawi', called as the 'Koran in Persian' by Jami, and discourses, `Fihi ma Fihi', written to introduce his disciples into metaphysics.

If there is any general idea underlying Rumi's poetry, it is the absolute love of God. His influence on thought, literature and all forms of aesthetic expression in the world of Islam cannot be overrated.

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi died on December 17, 1273. Men of five faiths followed his bier. That night was named Sebul Arus (Night of Union). Ever since, the Mawlawi dervishes have kept that date as a festival.

COLLECTION of Love Poems by Rumi

Moment of Happiness
All Through Eternity

Because I Cannot Sleep

I am Only the House of Your Beloved

I am a Sculptor a Molder of Form

I Have Been Tricked by Flying Too Close

I Swear

In The Arc Of Your Mallet

Last Night You Left Me And Slept

Let Go of Your Worries

Like This

Love Has Nothing to Do With Five Senses

Love is Reckless
Love is the Water of Life


Ode 314

Passion Makes Old Medicine New

The Beauty of The Heart

The Intellectual is Always Showing Off

The Springtime of Lovers Has Come

This is Love

Those Who Don't Feel This Love

When the Rose is Gone and the Garden Faded

Who Is At My Door?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I appreciate your tasteful efforts in putting up your site.

Though you accept that the name is "Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi", you keep on referring to him as "Mevlana Rumi".

If you be fair, you do admit that his works are in Persian, and he was Persian. So why do you use the Turkish version of his name?!

Further, you assert very assuredly that he was born in Wakhsh, Tajikistan. This distracts from the quality of your great efforts!

So far so good! Good luck!

Nader Rastegar

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