CONTENT: Introduction Mawlana Jalalidini Rumi Life story- meeting Shamsi Tabrezi Rumi’s Poems Philosophy and Teachings Conclusion
INTRODUCTION Sufism and the encounters that Sufism facilitates --encounters with God, love, and the deepest aspects of human consciousness-- have evoked feelings in Sufis that have poured out through their ravaged hearts onto their lucid tongues, providing us with some of the most beautiful and profound poetry ever written.
BIOGRAPHY Rumi Mawlana Jalal al-Din Muhammad of Balkh (henceforth Rumi) poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic September 30, 1207 Balkh, Afghanistan father Baha al-DinWalad 17 December 1273 (Konya,Turkey) predicted his death
WORKS Maṭnawīye Manawī (Spiritual Couplets) Dīwān-e Shams-e Tabrīzī (The Works of Shams of Tabriz) Fihi Ma Fihi (In It Whats in It, Majāles-e Saba (Seven Sessions Makatib (The Letters
In 2007, he was described as the "most popular poet in America His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, cha rity and awareness through love. Rumi believed passionately in the use of music, poetry and dance as a path for reaching God
MEETING WITH SHAMS OF TABRIZ It was his meeting with the dervish Shams-e Tabrizi on 15 November 1244 that completely changed his life. From an accomplished teacher and jurist, Rumi was transformed into an ascetic the night of 5 December 1248 Rumis love for, and his bereavement at the death of, Shams found their expression in an outpouring lyric poems, Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi. He himself went out searching for Shams and journeyed again to Damascus.
POEMS Lets delve into the beauty of the Islamic knowledge and discover the hidden wisdom behind Rumis words, through some of his well known poems. Hidden (deep) meaning
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers dont meet each other, theyre in each other all along.
PHILOSOPHY OF LOVE Rumi believes that it is not logical to develop According to love for temporal and Sufism, the search for ordinary things and to love refers to the ability get enchanted by their to love rather than the beauty. Rumi says that necessity of being one should love the loved. source and origin of this beauty “loving does not He says that eternal depend on being beauty belongs to God loved” this universe is only a Life Love passing reflection of eternal beauty of God.
LOVE OF GOD the source of all souls is God separation raised restlessness in souls to return to their origin, the God. Every soul feels a continual attraction towards its source But this attraction is screened by material constraints like our body, universe and matter. In the depths, every atom is conscious of its origin and every creature is ever dissatisfied and wants to live a higher life.
I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as plant and rose to animal, I died as animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? Yet once more I shall die as Man, to soar with angels blessed; but even from angelhoodI must pass on: all except God doth perish. When I have sacrificed my angel-soul, I shall become what no mind ever conceived.
BIRTH, DEATH AND RESURRECTION the idea that one Rumi makes it clear continues to be born in that only those who the physical world seek love rather than being subjected to the worldly pleasures cycles of death and can pass the test of rebirth until the soul immortality and enter can finally be released the heavenly realms. from the "prison", Those who fail, will symbolized by the return to the physical word "chains", world, again and again becoming immortal.
WHIRLING DERVISHES Following his death, his followers and his son Sultan Walad founded the Mevlevi Order, also known as the Order of the Whirling Dervishes, famous for its Sufi dance known as the Sama ceremony samāʿrepresents a mystical journey of spiritual ascent through mind and love to the Perfect One The seeker then returns from this spiritual journey, with greater maturity, to love and to be of service to the whole of creation without discrimination with regard to beliefs, races, classes and nations.