Thursday, November 3, 2011

Jersey Campbell's Quote of the Day: the Sufi edition

Hello boys and girls. Today's quote of the day comes to us from Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī, more commonly known as Rumi.
He was a 13th century poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic from the Persian province of Balkh (present day Afghanistan).
While I may not be a believer myself, I will always respect individuals who genuinely search for truth and the divine. Without further ado, here is the quote of the day: 

"I tried to find Him on the Christian cross, but He was not there; I went to the temple of the Hindus and to the old pagodas, but I could not find a trace of Him anywhere. I searched on the mountains and in the valleys, but neither in the heights nor in the depths was I able to find Him. I went to the Kaaba in Mecca, but He was not there either. I questioned the scholars and philosophers, but He was beyond their understanding. I then looked into my heart, and it was there where He dwelled that I saw Him; He was nowhere else to be found."

1 comment:

  1. ohh those sufi mystics sure do have a way with words