Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
Rumi’s importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. Iranians, Turks, Afghans, Tajiks, and other Central Asian Muslims as well as the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy in the past seven centuries.
His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats.
THE SUFI POET RUMI SPEAKS OF THE MYSTERY OF LIFE COMING FROM GOD
This being human is a guesthouse.
Every morning, a new arrival
A joy, a depression, a pain, a meanness.
Some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows who violently sweep your house empty.
Still, treat each guest honorably.
They may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The Essential Rumi