"You are not a drop in the ocean.
You are the entire ocean in a drop."
- RUMI

The POet

BY JALALUDDIN RUMI
TRANSLATED BY DEEPAK CHOPRA

SPOKEN BY JAMIL MAWANI

 

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

One of Islamic civilization’s greatest spiritual masters and mystic poets that has touched the lives of all.

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was a 13th Century Persian poet, an Islamic dervish and a Sufi mystic. He belonged to a family of learned theologians. Rumi was thirty-eight when an event that changed his life forever the relationship with Shams, a great Persian scholar, is one of the most extraordinary spiritual bonds known to history.

“The mystic lover finally understands the futility of his poetic endeavors and resumes silence and in silent gratitude around the beauty and majesty of God like an atom around the sun. He listens to His communication, and he gets completely dissolved into a state where there is no speaker and hearer. And the mystic lover flows into dissolution in the midst of all the symbols of different shades and colors and in the darkness of light.”  

Rumi’s poetry is a series of mystical experiences, a reflection on nature’s beauty, a song, a dance, an idea, a feeling, anything that makes us human, things we can see and cant, he show us the importance of every experience, be it good or bad. Below you will find the script to this film and popular quotes from Rumi that prove how spiritual and intense his poems have become. 

THE SCRIPT

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Poetry by
Jalaluddin Rumi

Translated by
Deepak Chopra &
Coleman Barks

Spoken by
Jamil Mawani

Although I may try to describe love,
when I experience it,
I am speechless.
Although I may try to write about love,
I am rendered helpless.
My pen breaks and the paper slips away.
At the inevitable place,
where loving and loved are one.

  

From the beginning of my life,
I have been looking for your face,
but today, I have seen it.
Today I’ve seen the charm,
the beauty,
the unfathomable grace
of the face that I have been looking for.
Today I have found you.
I am bewildered by the magnificence of your beauty,
and wish to see you with a hundred eyes.

  

My heart has burned with passion,
and has searched forever,
for this wondrous beauty that I now behold.
I am ashamed to call this love human,
and afraid of God to call it divine.

  

Your fragrant breath,
like the morning breeze,
has come to the stillness of the garden.
You have breathed new life into me.
I have become your sunshine and also your shadow.
My soul is screaming in ecstasy.
Every fiber of my being is in love with you.
Your effulgence has lit a fire in my heart,
and you have made radiant for me the earth and sky.
My arrow of love has arrived at the target.
I am in the house of mercy,
and my heart is a place of prayer.
Through your loving,
existence and nonexistence merge.
All opposite unite.
All that is profane, becomes sacred again.
You transform all that are touched by you.
Mundane concerns, troubles, and sorrows dissolve in your presence.
You except my passion with the serenity of love.
You are the master of existence.

 

I have died to myself and I live for you,
I have disappeared from myself and my attributes,
I am present only for you.
I have forgotten my learnings,
but from knowing you,
I have become a scholar.
I have lost all my strength,
but from your power I am able.

 

Because of your love,
I have broken with my past.
My longing for you, keeps me in this moment.
My passion, gives me courage.
I look for you in my innermost being.
But I wait in a silent passion,
for one gesture,
one glance,
of you.

 

(During Credits)
You light the fire of love in earth and sky
in heart and soul of every being
You have breathed new life into me.

One day I should be a lover like you.

Life Altering Quotes by Jalaluddin Rumi

Rumi is seen as a great spiritual master and poet and his wise words kept many others sane up to this day. These quotes will either shake your foundation, weaken your knees, quiver your lips, make you tingle or even shed a tear. I hope these quotes enlighten you, share and spread the love!

“The wound is a place where the light enters you”

– Rumi

 

“You have to keep breaking your heart till it opens”

– Rumi

“What you seek is seeking you”

– Rumi

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another forms”

– Rumi

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion”

– Rumi

“Anyone who knows me, should learn to know me again, For I am like the Moon, you will see me with new face everyday”

– Rumi

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself”

– Rumi

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

– Rumi

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy”

– Rumi

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder”

– Rumi

“There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground”

– Rumi

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames”

– Rumi

“I know you’re tired but come, this is the way”

– Rumi

“Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation”

– Rumi

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

– Rumi

“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love”

– Rumi

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray”

– Rumi

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them”

– Rumi

“The cure for pain is in the pain”

– Rum

“You are the universe in ecstatic motion”

– Rumi

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop”

– Rumi

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

– Rum

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky”

– Rumi

“The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night”

– Rumi

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

– Rum

“When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth.”

– Rumi

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing  and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there”

– Rumi

“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.”

– Rum

“Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free.”

– Rumi

“The lion is most handsome when looking for food”

– Rumi

“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”

– Rum

“Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds.”

– Rumi

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

– Rumi

“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”

– Rum

“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”

– Rumi

“Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wild flowers will come up where you are.”

– Rumi