Homage to Mevlana Rumi

Homage to Mevlana Rumi

“Silence is the poem our soul sings in our hearts.”

“Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river.”

– Mevlana Rumi

This piece, on my favourite mystic and poet Rumi, is a prelude to a longer post. Well, I’m done procrastinating posting and letting this marinate for way too long. I have been meaning to post for the last 11 months now!!

With a time crunch upon me, I might as well post a smaller snippet from Konya, wherein lies the tomb of Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī, or simply known by all as the beloved poet Rumi.

Mevlana Rumi’s Tomb

 

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The rose garden in the blessed shrine.

I dedicate this post to the enchanting mystic and poet Mevlana Rumi, a 13th century Sufi saint, well known across the world for his exquisite poetry and words of wisdom.

I had the good fortune of making a spiritual sojourn to the blessed land of Konya, on our trip to Turkey in 2022.

That meant taking a huge detour with mi familia in tow. There was no way I would have missed offering my benediction to the divine saint and experiencing his blessings.

I’m glad and grateful my family agreed to take that long road trip (read: pilgrimage) along with me, and turn a much cherished desire into reality.

 

Herein rests Mevlana Rumi (Turkish: Celaleddin-i Rumi) in this stunning shrine and museum at Konya.

 

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Hand-written scripts of the great mystic.

 

It’s a wrap up to this post with one my favourite pieces of poetry by Rumi:

Guesthouse

 

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, 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 of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

 

 

Love, light, laughter and good vibes,

Natasha

 

 

 

 

27 thoughts on “Homage to Mevlana Rumi

  1. Beautiful post! I love Rumi too and “This Being Human…” is one of my all-time favs. I recently purchased a collection of Rumi’s works, gave it to a friend as a gift, and then purchased another collection for myself! How wonderful that you were able to take a pilgrimage to Konya and visit the shrine and museum!

  2. Rumi – Poetry – Musings – Rumi is Love…
    “We are as the flute, and the music in us is from thee;
    we are as the mountain and the echo in us is from thee.”
    Thanks for sharing the pics, I’m sure it was a great experience when the desire turned into reality.

  3. You must truly feel blessed to have been able to visit Konya. How inspiring to read the words of Rumi and experience the emotions they create.

    Natasha, thank you for sharing a small part of your incredible journey. We eagerly anticipate more.

    All the best.
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  4. I occasionally come across quotes from Rumi, but I didn’t know much about the poet.
    Such a lovely homage to Rumi, Natasha.
    What a blessing it was that you could go to his shrine.

    Hugs and blessings, dearest friend.
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  5. Hello my dearest friend, I’m always joyous when I see your name come to visit me, and this time baring gifts!!! I love your song… it’s playing again right now! How soothing it is, and due to my back issues it really helps me relax too! How kind you are… how have you been my dearest.. great I hope. I always love seeing your glowing smile. Thank you for all your wonderful pictures to your side of the world that I probably would never see in person, but I can dream… I hope your health is excellant… you and yours!!! I also hope your happiness is in abundance, and may the good Lord shine down upon you & yours!!! HUGS, HUGS & MORE HUGS! BE HEALTHY & BE VERY HAPPY! HUGS, MARIE

  6. I love Rumi’s words and had no idea how much he is revered. His place is magnificent! I love the colours and the detail. I love the music and just enjoyed listening to it all.

  7. What a fantastic pilgrimage. I have read some of Rumi’s writings over the years and that poem is a good philosophy I forget too often. The shrine is stunning. I’m sure your photos capture only a sliver of their beauty. Thank you for sharing the music and joining our party this week.

  8. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post on Rumi. How lucky you were to visit his shrine in Konia! I also plan to g go there one day. Absolutely profound poetry too.

  9. Thank you very much for this post, dear Natasha. From time to time I interfered with some Rumi’s ideas, very wise. I’ll listen the video and I love your photos, from a place that I’ll never see, but now I have the opportunity to discover the unknown.
    Love, light and joy, dear friend. Thank you for your good vibes! ❤️

  10. Hello dear Natasha!
    It was a delight to read these lines. I admire Rumi; I read with pleasure everything I discover written by him. I didn’t have the opportunity to get to the place where is now and I was happy to see your photos. Thank you!
    Good vibes!
    I hug you dearly! Love and kisses! <3 <3 <3

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