Know, the true nature of your Beloved.
In His loving eyes, your every thought,
Word and movement is always –
~ Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Translated by Coleman Barks, in his book. ‘Rumi the Book of Love – poems of ecstasy and longing’.
Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi was a Sufi Shaykh who lived in Turkey 800 years ago, being one of the greatest Saints that the world has ever seen. He has been the most popular poet in the USA for the past ten years, with people still finding inspiration in his wisdom and beautiful language. He was the founder of the Mevlevi Sufi Order, who are famous for their Sufi Whirling Ceremony.