Rūmī (1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Rumi’s influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turkish, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy for the past seven centuries. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States.
“And you? When will you begin the long journey into yourself?” Rumi
“But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.” Rumi
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” Rumi
“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” Rumi
“It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” Rumi