The Mystic Poet Rumi And His Poems

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Love poems of Rumi are already translated into different languages worldwide, and the translational works extremely popular in many countries. In the year 2007, Rumi designated as the "Most popular poet in America".

The Great Poet Rumi

People with a lovely heart and a sensitive soul, as well as a clear head, must reject the narrowness and the non relevance of much of traditional psychology, even though it is well founded sometimes, and in some larger framework, can put to good use.

Furthermore, persons who have had mystical or psychic experiences know that a psychology which first missed its spirit and finally its mind is not for them. Plotinus, Lao Tzu, Rumi are such mystics.

Jalal-ud-din-Mohammad Rumi also widely known as Rumi was a mystic poet. Rumi's works written in Persian language and it remains one of the purest glories of the 13th century Persia. Rumi was an evolutionary thinker in the sense that he believed that the spirit after transfer from the divine Ego.

Rumi was born in a village called Wakhsh, in the province of Balkh of Persia. His father Baha Walad was a school teacher and connected to the spiritual lineage. Once Rumi visited Damascus and met Dervish Shams of Tabriz.

That meeting completely changed Rumi's life, and he gave extraordinarily outpouring poetries for which he is famous today. That was the incident changed his life, he transformed as an ascetic.

His religion is Love and his teachings encouraged Sama, listening music and into a sacred form of dance. It was from these ideas that the practice of whirling Dervishes developed into a ritual form. Rumi died in a Turkish town, Konya, on Dec 17, 1273, and a splendid shrine erected over his burial-place.

For Rumi, religion was mainly a personal feel and not limited to logical debates or perceptions of the mental faculties. It goes through an evolutionary system wherein it comes nearer and nearer to the exact divine ego. It is often asserted the wisdom of Rumi is ecumenical.

Rumi's Poetry

Rumi's poems don't only have a unique style, but basically deal with just one issue: love, specifically a secret and unattainable love. His poems have an effect of Sufi Mysticism and the subject of love can generally be understood for a higher being or for a mortal beloved.

Creative love poems, or the wish to get back the soul to divinity, was the quest towards which all the things moves. The life's dignity, in particular human life (which is known its heavenly origin or even the aim), always celebrated.

All happening in the universe obeys this law and we expected to an inbuilt want (which Rumi calls "love") to grow and try entertainment with the scripture from which it has emerged. For Rumi, the creator is the field as well as the center point of all existence.

The love is always viewed as something that will compliment a human being, and if attained will encourage him or her into the ranks of the wise, or will bring happiness to the soul of the poet. In traditional poems, love may or may not have an explicit element of sexual desire in it, and the love is psychological.

The love may direct to either a man or a woman. Rumi's love poems were always written from the point of view of the unrequited lover whose love portrayed as unattainable. Most often either the lover never response the poet's love or returns it without honesty, otherwise the societal scenarios do not let it.

The lover is knowledgeable and resigned to this outcome but continues loving nonetheless; the lyrical impetus of the poem derives from this situation. Representations of the lover's inability to hold off his inner thoughts include lyrically unnecessary violence. The lover's power to appeal the reader may symbolize in long metaphors about the "sharpness of her eyes", and make known the lover as a destroyer.

The Sacred Dance of Rumi (Whirling Dervishes)

The dancing ritual ceremony (Sema) represents the human being's religious quest, an ascent by using common sense and love to excellence. Spinning toward the truth, he develops through love, transcends the ego, comes across the truth, and gets to perfection.

After that he returns from this spiritual quest as one who has reached a matured stage and conclusion, able to love and work for all creatures without stringent about belief, class, or ethnic group.

An important factor of this seven-centuries-old ritual is that it unites the three fundamental aspects of human nature: the mind (as knowledge and thought), the center (expression of feelings, poetry and melodies) and the body (by activating life, by the spinning).

These valuable three factors are thoroughly linked both in concept and in practice, maybe hardly any other ceremony or technique of thought.

Rumis Tomb at Konya

Konya is the most culturally conventional towns and the second most visited tourist places in Turkey. It is one of the most important religious tourism locations in Anatolia. Konya offers you to enjoy its one and only mystical environment!

In this place you can find the renowned mausoleum to consist of a library, living and learning quarters, along with the mausoleum sheltering the Tomb of Rumi, founder of the Mevlana sector and later awarded the honorable status of Mevlana.

The mausoleum chamber is highly adorned with Sufi manuscript and ornamented reliefs, and has the tombs of several of the very important people of the dervish order.

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author avatar sukkran
17th Mar 2014 (#)

Thanks Mark

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author avatar M G Singh
17th Mar 2014 (#)

I have read his verses 20 years back. Thanks for making me remember

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author avatar sukkran
18th Mar 2014 (#)

thanks for your visit, madan

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
17th Mar 2014 (#)

incredible this sukkran...thank you so much...I do love Rumi's words...You are looking for God.that is the problem...the God in you is the one who is looking...He recognized that God exists in all of us...and shared it so beautifully...

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author avatar sukkran
18th Mar 2014 (#)

appreciate your visit and a lovely comment. thanks carolia

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th Mar 2014 (#)

Lovely tribute and page....thanks sukkran...

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author avatar sukkran
18th Mar 2014 (#)

glad to know you love this page. thanks delicia.

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author avatar spirited
19th Mar 2014 (#)

"For Rumi, religion was mainly a personal feel"

I would like my religion to be like that too.

I am often too much in my mind though, when I feel I need to remain more in our heart.

I enjoyed your article sukkan

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author avatar sukkran
19th Mar 2014 (#)

glad to know, you enjoyed my post. thanks for your visit and a lovely comment. have a nice day.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
19th Mar 2014 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar sukkran
19th Mar 2014 (#)

thanks fern

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author avatar Retired
5th Apr 2014 (#)

Fantastic post. I ejoyed the post about Rumi and I like the idea of 'spinning towards the truth,'
Thanks

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