"Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment" Jalal ud-din Rumi.
This December 2008, besides other occasions including Haj,Eid,Quaid-e-Azam' s Birthday,Chanukah,Christmas,Kwanzaa, is the month of Rumi.The famous Sufi with ecstatic poetry in the thirteenth-century Turkey.As his funeral procession moved through the streets of Konya,Turkey,at sunset, December 17,1273 on a snowy winter evening,his family and closest colleagues were joined by throngs of Jews,Christians and Muslims,all claiming that Rumi's heart brought illumination to their traditions.Seven centuries later his resonant heart inspires unity and friendship among those of many religions and paths worldwide.
I am attending a Rumi Night on December 19,2008.I am inspired !
I would like to share some of Rumi's rememberance:
"When we have totally surrendered to that beauty,
We shall be a mighty kindness"
"Beloved....come,come,whoever you are
Wanderer,worshipper,Lover of leaving
Ours is not a caravan of despair
Be destiny leads me and you where:
"We shall be saying finally,
With tremendous eloquence,Lead us"
Do you have a Rumi poem, lets share here !