Guest Post For Spiritual World Traveller!

The Urge To Wander

 

Recycling, with her permission, an old guest post I wrote for Zully, of The Spiritual World Traveler, since her blog is now private. Read on….

 


The Shrine Of The Mevlana

 

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing, there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
― Rumi

 

Every time I read Rumi, I am filled with regret that I cannot read it in the original Persian, for I know how much is lost in the translation of vernacular poetry into English. Still, the effect is profound and moving, and the sheer simplicity, stunning.

Mevlana Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī was a 13th century Anatolian mystic better known around the world as Rumi (meaning from Rome!). Born in a small town in Afghanistan he spent most of his life in Konya, capital of…

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