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Rumi

Rumi was a 13th century mystic poet, one of the most passionate and profound poets in history. His uniqueness lies in the fact that in him reason is wedded to a wide and deep religious experience. The windows of his soul are wide open in all directions. Faith in the sense of believing in the unbelievable and indemonstrable realities is repudiated by him in very strong terms. For him, God is a reality to be experienced and apprehended as more real than the objects of sense-experience; similarly, the relation of man to God is not a matter merely to be rationalized and molded into a dogma but to be realized in the depth of one’s own being where the human gets into tune with the divine and the finite is embraced by the infinite. The ground of being is akin to what we feel in ourselves as spirit or ego. Infinite number of egos emerging out of the Cosmic Ego constitutes the totality of existence. In this view, even matter is spiritual. Rumi also believed God to be a universal cosmic Monad. There is nothing like lifeless matter; matter is also alive though at a lower gradation of being. “Earth and water, fire and air are alive in the view of God, though they appear to be dead to us.”

  • Rumi’s Poetry
  • Rumi’s Quotes