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Rumi: You are your thought

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Rumi: You are your thought
      
  
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Photo: 19th century Studio photo by the Ottoman photographer Pascal Sébah showing inhabitants of the city of Mecca.
 

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You are your thought, brother,
the rest of you is bones and fiber.
If you think of roses, you are a rosegarden,
if you think of thorns, you’re fuel for the furnace.

(Rumi, Mathnawi)

 

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Recommended Reading:

'The Triumphal Sun (Persian Studies Series): A Study of the Works of Jalaloddin Rumi' 

By Annemarie Schimmel (Author)

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Description:

This is a book on Rumi's life, his poetry, his thought, and his influence. Rumi's work forms one of the pillars of the Sufi orders, particularly the Mevlevi order, better known in the West as the Whirling Dervishes. In this book Rumi emerges not only as a spiritual master, but also as a fully human being grounded firmly in the Koran and in classical Islamic mysticism.

The light of the Divine Sun, in its Beauty and Majesty, manifested itself for Rumi through the person of Shams of Tabriz. Transformed by this light, consumed by this fire, Mowlana Rumi saw the world in a new light. Everywhere he perceived God's Grandeur and his Grace.

The book also discusses the theological premises upon which Rumi's work rests, his attitude to the problems of free will and predestination, and his analysis of the mystical stages and stations. The book not only gives a very rich analysis of Rumi's language and poetical art, but also a picture of medieval Konya, whose features the mystical poet transforms and transfigures.
 
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