Forty rules of Love.

I don’t normally reblog , but this was so beautiful and so close to my heart at this time in my life, that I thought I’d share this and also keep it to revisit again!

I guess it also resonated with me in the way how death made Rumi a poet ultimately. I often wonder that death of a loved one is a very powerful instrument for transforming the living…

And lastly, the world would be so much of a better place if all followed these simple rules of love, all as one…

Another big thanks to the author for posting this. I hope you don’t mind me sharing this!

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These rules have been given by one of the greatest Sufi mystic Shamas of Tabriz also known as Shamas Tabrizi in subcontinent. It’s believed that in 13th century Shamas was the man behind turning Rumi from a regular scholar to a Sufi mystic and a great poet. Shamas had to face a lot of critism and hate from the people of Konya( where he and Rumi lived) for turning Rumi into Sufi mystic but that was the price Shamas was willing to pay for his beloved companion and was eventually killed by none other than Rumi’ s own son. Death of Shamas turned Rumi into a complete poet.

Forty rules are

Rule 1

How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blame welled inside us. If we see…

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