“Rumi’s poems elegantly and consistently touch our inner being and inspire us to go beyond our limitations towards the divine”.
Rumi was a great Persian poet, theologian and mystic who lived in the thirteenth century. Following his death a branch of Sufism was founded, known as the Whirling Dervishes, famous for its Sufi dance (Sama ceremony). Although Rumi’s works were written in Persian, his importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic boundaries.
His work has been translated into many languages and its elegant, spirituality has been appreciated by many. In 2007 he was described as the most popular poet in America! His work is well worth further exploration as it is very much relevant to the 21st century.
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