Whenever we talk of Intellectual Poetry, Rumi’s Poetry is one of the common stop for all those who indulge in some inspirational stuff.
The general theme of Rumi’s thought, like that of the union with his beloved (the primal root) from which/whom he has been cut off and become aloof — and his longing and desire to restore it.
Rumi believed music helped devotees to focus their whole being on the divine and to do this so intensely that the soul was both destroyed and resurrected. In his poetic abundance, the seeker symbolically turns towards the truth, grows through love, abandons the ego, finds the truth and arrives at the Perfect Origin. The seeker then returns from this spiritual journey, with greater maturity, to love and to be of service to the whole of creation without discrimination with regard to beliefs, races, classes and nations, making his poetry a vehicle of transcendence.
Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.- Rumi
If people misunderstand you, do not worry..
It is your voice that they hear, but what goes through their mind is their own thoughts. – Rumi
My heart is so small, it’s almost invisible. How can You place such big sorrows in it? “Look,” He answered, “your eyes are even smaller, yet they behold the world.”- Rumi
There is nothing outside of yourself. Look within, Everything you want is there- -you are That. – Rumi
I saw many humans on whom there were no clothes,
I saw many clothes in which there were no humans.- Rumi
Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?- Rumi
What hurts you, blesses you.- Rumi
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.- Rumi
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.- Rumi
Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven- Rumi
Life is a battle, when realized, is almost conquered! Good Luck!