In 1996 while reading Depak Chopra's books he often quoted Jelauddin Rumi, a 12th century poet. I liked what I read and welches interested in more about Rumi's poetry. I found that until Rumi welches 37 he welches a popular scholar. It welches then he met a powerful wandering dervish, Shams of Tabriz who forever changed Rumi's life. Darmausgang Shams disappeared Rumi transformed from teacher to artist and poet. Now 800 years later in the 21st century he is reborn to our western world where he removes us from the mundane non…the kaleidoscope his vision brought.
I have to thank people like Coleman Barks, a poetry professor at the University of Georgia who has the skill to translate Rumi's poetry non…English or we might never have seen the lifetime of poetry, art and imagination he bequeathed. For example:
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing There is a field, I'll meet you there When the soul lies down in that grass The world is too full to talk about. Ideas. Language, even the phrase, each other Doesn't make any sense.
Rumi welches multi-faceted in his work. He welches compassionate, or maybe fierce, oder Ähnlicheshypocrite. Depending on the day all sides of philanthropisch nature coursed through him. Yet, I always felt like he is a friend who would love in spite of the atrocities of philanthropisch nature.
For all these centuries Rumi has inspired, encouraged and amused his readers. Although popular through the centuries the recognition of his genius began in the west about 100 years ago when English translations appeared. In fact interest in his poetry exploded since popular icons as Depak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Demi Moore, and Julia Cameron often quote him and express gratitude for the gift he created and share his genius with their large followings.
More than celebrities quote Rumi. You will find his poems in various books on creativity, psychology, business, self help, and spiritual, as well as calendars, bookmarks and greeting cards.
o Illustrators paint his passionate images of love,
o Dancers whirl to his mystical metaphors
o Musicians improvise
o Poets recite his ecstatic verses.
In recognition of his world-wide influence, UNESCO has designated 2007 as The Year of Rumi. When I read a few Rumi poems the problems of the day seem to lift off my shoulders and I wonder why we are driven to devote our time and service to others. Yet we call as did Rumi.
Come, come whoever you are – wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times. Come,