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Sunday, February 25, 2007


It is the 800th aniversary of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a mystic poet. More on this great poet and his philosophy and work, can be found here. Also I found this beautiful work of his from the new group blog which I have blogrolled.

"I Died as a Mineral" by Maulana Rumi

I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.

Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die as Man, to soar
With angels blest; but even from angelhood
I must pass on: all except God doth perish.
When I have sacrificed my angel-soul,
I shall become what no mind ever conceived.

Oh, let me not exist! for Non-existence
Proclaims in organ tones, 'To Him we shall return.'



Raza Rumi said...

Nice blog and thanks for visiting my space and linking it here..
Keep sharing your insights

Sreekumar said...

Thanks Raza,
Your blog is a treasure of interesting ideas.