The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you: Rumi

Rumi’s poetry often centers on the search for the Beloved and the union with the Beloved.

It echoes the poetry of Bhagavan Ramana and the verses Bhagavan wrote to Arunachala.

Rumi says, “The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you”.

It was the same with Bhagavan Ramana. The minute he heard the name Arunachala, he associated it with something majestic, God Himself and started looking for it.

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The minute I heard my first love story

I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.

From Open Secret: Versions of Rumi, Translated by Coleman Barks / Translated by John Moyne

 

 

3 thoughts on “The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you: Rumi

  1. Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    When we realize that no human can give us the unconditional love we crave – not because they are reluctant, but because in finite form we are capable of only a limited love – the real quest begins…and if we are blessed, we realize that what we were seeking so desperately outside of ourselves was always within us. For me, Rumi’s final line – that lover’s are in each all along – corresponds to a profound statement made by Ramana Maharshi – that Infinite and Finite meet in the cave of our own Spiritual Heart – which process culminates in an eruption of unceasing LOVE. Thanks, Harsh Luthar!

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    • Thank you for sharing Mira. I added the following to the post.

      Rumi’s poetry often centers on the search for the Beloved and the union with the Beloved. It echoes the poetry of Bhagavan Ramana and the verses Bhagavan wrote to Arunachala. Rumi says, “The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you”. It was the same with Bhagavan Ramana. The minute he heard the name Arunachala, he associated it with something majestic, God Himself and started looking for it.

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