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In the Footprints of Rumi

Explore principles and practices for turning Rumi's sacred poetry and teachings into portals for spiritual awakening and transformation.

 

Read and listen to Rumi in such a way
as if his sacred verses were speaking directly to you.

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The courses, presentations, and offerings from In the Footprints of Rumi are tuition-free and donation-based. They are dedicated to providing authentic translations and windows into the heart of Rumi's teachings, including the spiritual and cultural context embedded in his work.

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Published articles and poetry on Rumi and of the heart.


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Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Balkhī Rumi was a saint and a mystic. He was not a poet in the traditional sense where one sits and composes poetry, and he did not write poetry before meeting Shams of Tabriz - over thirty-seven years of his life.

 

His poems are considered sacred verses to those on the Path of Love. He uttered these verses spontaneously in ecstasy beyond mind and reason as his students wrote them down. 

 

His two major works of sacred verses include the Masnavi, his magnum opus, also referred to as the Quran in Persian. It is filled with stories covering everything imaginable. His other major work, the love poems, meaning poems that were given birth to through the fire of Love inside him, is the Divān of Shams of Tabriz. The Divān can be understood more as music than poetry. Truth is ultimately beyond speech, and music is beyond speech and reaches higher states. Rumi's sacred verses are like music to one's ears, and there's nothing like them, and they cannot be truly translated without extensive footnotes, contexts, and penetrating attention.

I created the Seasons of Rumi and The Metanoia Moments video series to provide opportunities for non-Persian speaking beings worldwide to hear Rumi's sacred verses in their original. Many are intoxicated by simply allowing the music of his sacred verses to land on their heart.

 The Seasons of Rumi is a collection of short videos I create with my iPhone while on my year-round contemplative sauntering in sacred nature. I recite one of Rumi's original poems in its original Persian language, followed by an English translation.

 

May they nourish your hearts!

Seasons of Rumi

Seasons of Rumi
Seasons of Rumi - "Like This..." [ORIGINAL] - (In Persian and English)
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Seasons of Rumi - "The Spring of the Lovers of God Has Arrived" - (In Persian and English)
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Seasons of Rumi - "Nothing to Lose" - (In English)
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The Metanoia Moments is a collection of even shorter videos intended to act as a visual meditation to help us pause and return to the heart's breath—returning toward the inner world as we ride the wave of the breath at the threshold between the seen and the unseen worlds.

 

May they nourish your hearts!