Who Rumi Was

POSTED BY admin on Mar 11 under Understanding Mevlana

In the following quatrain, or rubai, he describes himself:

“My turban, my robe, my head,

They aren’t worth a dime.

Haven’t you heard of my fame in the universe?

I have been annihilated,

I am nothing

I am Absent.”

-R. 198 P. 162

“Annihilation, Nothingness, Absence”, when one searches for him, he is pointing where to look. Certainly it’s not in his robe or turban.

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