Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī , also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī , Mawlānā or Molānā (meaning Our Master), Mawlawī or Molavi (meaning My Master), and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.Iranians, Turks, Afghans, Tajiks, and other Central Asian Muslims as well as the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy in the past seven centuries. Rumi’s importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. He has been described as the “most popular poet in America” and the “best selling poet in the US”.

Rumi’s works are written in Persian and his Mathnawi remains one of the purest literary glories of Persia, and one of the crowning glories of the Persian language. His original works are widely read today in their original language across the Persian-speaking world (Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and parts of Persian speaking Central Asia and the Caucasus) Translations of his works are very popular, most notably in Turkey, Azerbaijan, the United States and South Asia. His poetry has influenced Persian literature as well as Turkish, Punjabi, Urdu and some other Iranian, Turkic and Indic languages written in Perso-Arabic script e.g. Pashto, Ottoman Turkish, Chagatai and Sindhi.

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

Rumi: The universe and yourself

Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.

Friday Jun 3, 2022

Rumi: Who to ignore

Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.

Thursday May 26, 2022

Rumi: Your words and your voice

Raise your words, not your voice.
It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

Friday May 20, 2022

Rumi: Singing like birds

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

Thursday May 12, 2022

Rumi: Life and Fire

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames

Thursday Feb 10, 2022

Rumi: What to change

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.

Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Thursday Feb 3, 2022

Rumi: Stories

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

Friday Dec 31, 2021

Rumi: Don't grieve

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

Tuesday Nov 30, 2021

Rumi: Love is reckless

Love is reckless, not reason.
Reason seeks a profit.
Having died of self-interest.

Love risks everything and asks for nothing.

Friday Sep 3, 2021

Rumi: The call

Respond to every call that excites your spirit.

Friday Nov 6, 2020

Rumi: Seeking advice

When setting out on a journey, do not seek advice from those who have never left home.

Thursday Sep 3, 2020

Rumi: How to listen, see and speak

Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love.

Friday Aug 7, 2020

Rumi: Help someone's soul heal

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.

Friday Jun 5, 2020

Rumi: Do the things from your soul

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

Thursday May 21, 2020

Rumi: The candle and the void

There is a candle in your heart,
ready to be kindled.

There is a void in your soul,
ready to be filled.

You feel it, don't you?

Thursday Apr 23, 2020

Rumi: Seek within yourself

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

Wednesday Dec 18, 2019

Rumi: Oh soul

Oh soul you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Why do you worry?

Tuesday Nov 26, 2019

Rumi: Be like a tree

Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.

Wednesday Oct 23, 2019

Rumi: Wordless voice

There is a voice that doesn't use words.


Wednesday Oct 9, 2019

Rumi: Loving

Whenever we can manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.

Friday May 10, 2019

Rumi: The journey

When will you begin that long journey into yourself?

Wednesday Apr 3, 2019

Rumi: Lovely days

Lovely days don't come to you,
you should walk to them.

Wednesday Dec 19, 2018

Rumi: The drop and the ocean

You are not a drop in the ocean.
You are the ocean in a drop.

Thursday Aug 30, 2018

Rumi: The inner bond

Words are a pretext.
It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.

Friday Jul 6, 2018

Rumi: Your heart

Your heart knows the way.
Run in that direction.

Tuesday May 8, 2018

Rumi: Do not feel lonely

Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.

Tuesday Mar 27, 2018

Rumi: Life is a balance

Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.

Thursday Mar 22, 2018

Rumi: The art of knowing

The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

Wednesday May 10, 2017

Rumi: The bridge

Love is the bridge between you and everything.

Thursday Nov 17, 2016

Rumi: Secret way of being with the mystery

Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.

Wednesday Nov 9, 2016

Rumi: The strange pull of what you really love

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

Friday Nov 4, 2016

Rumi: Goodbyes

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.

Friday Oct 28, 2016

Rumi: Be empty of worrying

Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?