Beauty of Truth
The man who said the above line is the best-selling poet in North America named ‘Maulana Jalal-uddin Rumi’. This Persian mystic, philosopher & poet has a massive following around the world. His wisdom changed his followers’ selfishness and their
attachment to their ego’s persistent demands. Today three countries claim him as their national poet: Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan. He was a charming, wealthy nobleman, a genius theologian and a brilliant but sober scholar. His poems have been widely translated into many languages – Including Bengali, Russian, English, Spanish, German, Urdu, Hebrew and French.
Here is Rumi’s concise teaching about the profound journey of death.
“On the day I die, don’t say /he’s gone. On the day I die, don’t say /he’s gone. Death has nothing to do with going away.
The sun sets, and the moon sets, but they are not gone. Death is a coming together.
The human seed goes down into the ground like a bucket, and comes up with some unimagined beauty.
Your mouth closes here and immediately opens with a shout of joy there.”
(Through Dr.Victoria Lee as translated by Coleman Barks)