Rumi Quote: Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world, Today I am wise, so I am changing myself

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 25 December 2015

Rumi Quote: Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world, Today I am wise, so I am changing myself

The quote for today comes from Rumi:

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 27 November 2015

Rumi Quote: Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death

The thought for today comes from Rumi:

“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 23 October 2015

Rumi Quote: My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there

The thought for the day comes from Rumi:

“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 25 September 2015

Rumi Quote: Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment

The quote of the day comes from Rumi:

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others, Unfold your own myth

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 28 August 2015

Rumi Quote: Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others, Unfold your own myth

The quote for today comes from Rumi:

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 24 July 2015

Rumi Quote: When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy

The quote for today is from Rumi:

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 26 June 2015

Rumi Quote: You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?

The quote for today comes from Rumi:

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 29 May 2015

Rumi Quote: If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

The quote for today is from Rumi:

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: Don’t grieve, Anything you lose comes round in another form

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 24 April 2015

Rumi Quote: Don’t grieve, Anything you lose comes round in another form

The quote for today comes from Rumi:

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: What you seek is seeking you

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 27 March 2015

Rumi Quote: What you seek is seeking you

The though for today comes from Rumi:

“What you seek is seeking you.”
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: Stop acting so small, You are the universe in ecstatic motion

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 27 February 2015

Rumi Quote: Stop acting so small, You are the universe in ecstatic motion

The thought for today is from Rumi:

“Stop acting so small, You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: The wound is the place where the Light enters you

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 Inspirational Thought of the Day: 23 January 2015

Rumi Quote: The wound is the place where the Light enters you

The quote for today is from Rumi:

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Biography

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Rumi Quick Facts:

  • Born: 1207
  • Died:   17 December 1273
  • Resting place: Konya, now Turkey
  • Ethnicity: Persian
  • Era: Islamic Golden Age
  • Main interest(s): Sufi poetry, Hanafi jurisprudence
  • Notable idea(s): Sufi whirling, Muraqaba
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Picture of Rumi By Molavi (Masnavi Manavi Molavi) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Background

Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (30 September 1207-17 December 1273) was an Islamic dervish, Sufi mystic, theologian, jurist, and a Persian poet of the 13th Century.

His works have been transposed into different formats and broadly translated into a majority of the globe’s languages. Nonetheless, he has been termed as the bestselling and most widely held poet amongst the Muslims and in the United States.

In addition, he was a great spiritual master belonging to a family of educated theologians. He used life’s situations to define the spiritual world.

Early Life

Rumi left his birth place Balkh (currently Afghanistan) with some disciples and his family between 1215 and 1220. This was caused by the invasion of central Asia by Mongols.

The relocating caravan travelled expansively in Muslim lands, including Damascus, Baghdad, Erzincan, Nigde, Kayseri, Malatya, and Sivas. They carried out pilgrimage in Mecca and settled in Konya (current western Turkey).

Rumi’s father was a teacher, preacher, and an Islamic theologian.

His Life

In 1244 AD, Rumi met Shamsuddin of Tabriz who was a wandering dervish. He was already a theologian and teacher hence became close friends. Rumi’s students became resentful of their close relationship and eventually killed Shams who had travelled to Damascus.

At his death, Rumi used poems, music and dances to express his love for Shamsuddin. This marked the turning point of Rumi. He devoted himself to pen down ghazals that he compiled and dubbed them Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi or Diwan-e-Kabir.

After some time, Rumi met a companion Salaud-Din-e Zarkub. Unfortunately, Salaud died and Rumi befriended Hussam-e Chalabi. He was a favorite disciple of Hussam-e Chalabi.

He completed six Volumes of his masterwork `Masnavi’ in Anatolia where he spent most of his years.

Philosophical Outlook

He was an evolutionary thinker who was least interested in scientific theories given that he lived many years before Darwin. He was mainly concerned with the spiritual development of human beings.

His teachings were ecumenical in nature. For him, religion was not limited to logical perceptions or arguments of the senses as a personal experience. Everything moves to its goals by the urge to rejoin the divine spirit through creative love.

In particular, the dignity of human life was the most important. Rumi’s master pieces are broadly read today across the Persian speaking world and Greater Iran. In fact, they are read in their original language.

Translations of his literal works are very popular more so in Turkey, South Asia, Azerbaijan, and the United States. Persian literature, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi have been influenced by Rumi’s poetry.

Major Works

Undeniably, Rumi took Islam seriously since he was a Muslim scholar. Many of his poems suggest outward religious observance `the primary of the Quran’ as important.

The bases of much classical Afghan and Iranian music are from his poetry and his teachings introduce the practice and philosophy of Sufism. His transformation and life is a true testimony that individuals of all backgrounds and religions can live together harmoniously.

Rumi’s life, words, and visions teach people how to reach happiness and get inner peace. This will help achieve global peace and harmony by stopping the continual stream of hostility.

His literal works have been translated into numerous world languages like Urdu, Arabic, Bengali, Italian, Spanish, French, German, and Russian. They are being presented in different formats comprising readings, concerts, workshops, and various artistic creations.

The popularity of his works is an inspiration to many artists.

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Rumi Quote: Sometimes we plan a trip to one place, but something takes us to another

Rumi Quote: Sometimes we plan a trip to one place, but something takes us to another

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 10 October 2014

Rumi Quote: Sometimes we plan a trip to one place, but something takes us to another

The inspirational quote for today comes from Rumi:

“Sometimes we plan a trip to one place, but something takes us to another.”

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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: Yesterday I Was Clever, So I Wanted to Change the World, Today I am Wise, So I Am Changing Myself

Yesterday I Was Clever, So I Wanted to Change the World. Today I am Wise, So I Am Changing Myself

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 13 July 2014

Yesterday I Was Clever, So I Wanted to Change the World. Today I am Wise, So I Am Changing Myself

The inspirational quote for today is from Rumi:

“Yesterday I Was Clever, So I Wanted to Change the World, Today I am Wise, So I Am Changing Myself.”
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: Not Only The Thirsty See Water, The Water As Well Seeks The Thirsty

Rumi Quote: Not Only The Thirsty See Water, The Water As Well Seeks The Thirsty

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 20 March 2014

Rumi Quote: Not Only The Thirsty See Water, The Water As Well Seeks The Thirsty

The inspirational quote for today comes from Rumi:

“Not Only The Thirsty See Water, The Water As Well Seeks The Thirsty.”

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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: Travel Brings Power And Love Back To Your Life

Rumi Quote: Travel Brings Power And Love Back To Your Life

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 28 January 2014

Rumi Quote: Travel Brings Power And Love Back To Your Life

The inspirational quote for today is from Rumi:

“Travel Brings Power And Love Back To Your Life.”

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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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Rumi Quote: As You Start to Walk Out On The Way, The Way Appears

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 14 January 2014

Rumi Quote: As You Start to Walk Out On The Way, The Way Appears

The inspirational quote for today comes from Rumi:

“As You Start to Walk Out On The Way, The Way Appears.”
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian jurist, poet, theologian, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions including the Turks, Iranians, Pashtuns, Greeks, Tajiks, Muslims of South Asia and other Central Asia Muslims.

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