The Fourth Book begins with an address to Husamu-'d-Din, and this is followed by the story of the lover and his mistress, already commenced in the third book. A certain lover had been separated from his mistress for the space of seven years, during which he never relaxed his efforts to find her. At last his constancy and perseverance were rewarded, in accordance with the promises "The seeker shall find," and "Whoso shall have wrought an atom's weight of good shall behold it."More info →
Save me, O God, for the waters are come in even unto my soul: I am come into deep waters; so that the floods run over me.--Ps. lxix. 1, 2.
I am brought into so great trouble and misery: that I go mourning all the day long.--Ps. xxxviii. 6.
The sorrows of my heart are enlarged: Oh! bring Thou me out of my distress.--Ps. xxv. 17.More info →
Welcome child, you came well, what stories you have read, what stories you have listened to...
Sometimes you have been influenced from the authors, Isn't it the reason?
Others are now writing my story; Others will read their stories on me..!, you said...
Someday you have fed your mind madly without even taking a breath, then you have added what you had, and blended them all, Did you come before your time?
The Book Five of the Masnavi must be read in order to understand the other first Four volumes. It also includes popular stories from the local bazaar to fables, tales from Rumi’s time: Story I: The Prophet and his Infidel Guest Story II: The Arab and his Dog Story III: The Sage and the Peacock Story IV: Muhammad Khwarazm Shah and the Rafizis of SabzawarMore info →
Apocryphal Revelations, I stated I was not conscious of nor familiar with any of the truths given, until ready to write, but I failed to state, as I did not know it then that I give a great deal independently from my connection with the Divine Mind, as do all who are in harmony with the spirit.More info →
Strange rumors reached the ears of the people of Jerusalem and the surrounding country. It was reported that a new prophet had appeared in the valley of the lower Jordan, and in the wilderness of Northern Judea, preaching startling doctrines. His teachings resembled those of the prophets of old, and his cry of "Repent! Repent ye! for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand," awakened strange memories of the ancient teachers of the race, and caused the common people to gaze wonderingly at each other, and the ruling classes to frown and look serious, when the name of the new prophet was mentioned.More info →
O Life of the heart, Husamu-'d-Din, My zeal burnt within me to write this sixth part! The Masnavi became a standard through thy influence, Thy sword (Husam) has made it an exemplar to the world O spiritual one, I now offer it to thee, This sixth part of the entire Masnavi. Story I: The Hindu Slave who loved his Master's Daughter Story II: The Fowler and the Bird Story III: The Drunken Turkish Amir and the Minstrel Story IV: The Purchase of Bilal Story V: The Sufi and the Qazi Story VI: The Faqir and the Hidden Treasure Story VII: The Three Travelers Story VIII: The Man who received a Pension from the Prefect of Tabriz Story IX: The King and his Three SonsMore info →
These lectures will not be concerned with history as a record of wars and political changes; they will have little to tell of battles, murders, and sudden deaths. Instead, we shall try to discover and throw light on the cyclic movements of the Human Spirit. Back of all phenomena, or the outward show of things, there is always a noumenon in the unseen. Behind the phenomena of human history, the noumenon is the Human Spirit, moving in accordance with its own necessities and cyclic laws.More info →
"God is our professor and love is our academy."
"Let us love, and be loved."
- Yunus Emre
Who is Yunus Emre? Is he one of the wandering hippies of 60's with torn clothing? Or is he a romantic obsessed with love?More info →