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Story of a friend

A lover after searching for a long time finds the beloved’s house and knocks on the door.self-transformation

The beloved says, “Who are you?”

The lover says, “It’s me.”

The beloved says, this is not the time for meeting as you are still raw!

 

Who can cook the raw, other than the fire of separation and distance?

Which will deliver him from this hypocrisy

 

The  lover  returns  and  for  the  whole  year  suffers  being separated

from the beloved and becomes ripe and cooked. He goes to the beloved

and knocks on the door, full of fear and with proper manners.

The beloved asks, “Who are you? “

The lover says, “It’s you!”

 

Now that you are me, O, I, come in

as there is no room in this house for two “I”s (Rumi, Masnavi,

Book 1, Part 144)

From Rumi on Change by Love and Reason

Translated by Sherry Nabijou

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Wealth

9265

Awareness

211

Dying

Dying is one of the most important aspects of Love. Rumi specifically emphasises on dying. pg04-topphotos

In his view, death and life are inseparable.

 

A child who is growing is constantly in the process of dying and living. Rumi sees every moment of life as new.

 

With each breath the world becomes anew, and we are unaware of this renewal

 

Life like a new stream flows through,

and it appears to be continuous (Rumi, Masnavi, Book 1, Part

69)

From Rumi on Change by Love and Reason

Translated by Sherry Nabijou

Attention

Analysis of Rumi’s works, reveals three pronounced special qualities in loveSeeing-the-sun

Attention

Wanting

Dying

 

Attention

Attending to the beloved, and the motivation and energy needed to move towards him or her, creates the basis for becoming him or her.

Rumi believes it is possible to detect the object of people’s attention, from their behaviour. People turn into that they attend to.

From Rumi on Change by Love and Reason

Translated by Sherry Nabijou

 

Vision

2267

Greed

298