Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Iranians, Turks, Afghans, Tajiks, and other Central Asian Muslims as well as the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy in the past seven centuries.[8] 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. In 2007, he was described as the "most popular poet in America."

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. A Persian literary renaissance (in the 8th/9th century), alongside the development of Sufism, started in regions of Sistan, Khorāsān and Transoxiana and by the 10th/11th century, it reinforced the Persian language as the preferred literary and cultural language in the Persian Islamic world. 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). Translations of his works are very popular in other countries. His poetry has influenced Persian literature as well as Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish and some other Iranic, Turkic and Indic languages written in Perso-Arabic script e.g. Pashto, Ottoman Turkish, Chagatai and Sindhi. (

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Simple Reminders by Rumi

Amazing Quotes by Rumi

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. ~Rumi (6)

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. ~Rumi (65)

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. ~Rumi (52)

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love. ~Rumi (62)

You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life? ~Rumi (53)

What you seek is seeking you. ~Rumi (83)

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? ~Rumi (44)

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~Rumi (62)

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. ~Rumi (39)

Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death. ~Rumi (20)

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along. ~Rumi (43)

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. ~Rumi (40)

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. ~Rumi (31)

Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself. ~Rumi (48)

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. ~Rumi (40)

Either give me more wine or leave me alone. ~Rumi (69)

Reason is powerless in the expression of Love. ~Rumi (66)

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. ~Rumi (14)