Rumi, who was a poet and a scholar in the 13th century wrote such beautiful poetries on love, that still echo today.
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Rumi has always been there no matter where we are, when it comes to defining love. Although it is completely true that one cannot define love, but what Rumi says about this beautiful feeling is priceless!
Rumi’s works are majorly written in Persian but he also wrote in Greek, Arabic and Turkish.
He was born on September 30, 1207 and died on December 17, 1273.
These five quotes by Rumi will help you sail the boat of love in the seas of emotions:
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
The movie Rockstar, used this poem beautifully. Rumi shows that love is beyond the world as we know it. That there is a place away from judgements and boundaries where there is only love radiating from souls. The ‘field’ is not necessary a physical place – it can also be a mindset.
“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.”
Many of us today, have stopped believing in love because of some difficult experiences we had. This quote shows us where we’ve been going wrong. Love is not to blame. We are.
“The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.”
So beautiful isn’t it? That is what has happened to all of us. We live our lives in a longing of finding love – not releasing that love was within us all the time. He talks about an other-worldly connection that has kept lovers connected even before they meet.
“When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.
Praise God for those two insomnias!
And the difference between them.”
That is one thing we all have felt, one we desire, another we don’t. Another masterful quote by Rumi!
“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”
That. That is life is a nut-shell. Be driven by love and be happy! Ignore it and see your soul engulfed in sadness. Get drawn, see what you can become! You are love personified.
Thank you Rumi for these words that give warmth to our hearts even today! Share the love!