Essence is emptiness.
Everything else, accidental.
Emptiness brings peace to loving.
Everything else, disease.
In this world of trickery
Emptiness is what your soul wants.
-Rumi (trans. Coleman Barks)
Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi was a 13th-century poet, jurist, scholar and theologian. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages.
None of the translations are perfect; the Farsi version is riddled with fabrication as well as the translations. The good news is that a true lover of Rumi’s work can easily collect the gems from the dirt.
The major themes of Rumi’s poems are that of LOVE for God, spiritual states and progression.
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