Mevlana Jalaluddin-i Rumi

-Rumi (1207 – 17 December 1273), was an anatolian mystic, a poet and a philosopher.

-He is most commonly called Rumi in English and Mevlana in Turkish.

-On 17th December, the night Rumi passed away, called Seb-i Arus by him that means wedding night. Seb-i Arus is celebrating as the night of Mevlana’s reunion with his Beloved, with the Divine every year.

-The “Masnavi” is Rumi’s greatest poetic work, composed during the last years of his life.

-He is accepted worldwide as an intellectual with his point of view to the people and life. UNESCO, due to the 800th anniversary of Mevlana’s birth, declared the year 2007 as Mevlana and Tolerance year.


Rumi Quotes

  • You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop…
  • Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along…
  • Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you..?
  • You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life..?
  • There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen…
  • What you seek is seeking you…