Jalaluddin Rumi and Evolution

mawlana_rumiI have experienced seven hundred and seventy mounds.

I died from minerality and became vegetable;

And from vegetativeness I died and became animal.

I died from animality and became man.

Then why fear disappearance though death?

Next time I shall die Bringing forth wings and feathers like angels;

After that soaring higher than angels-

What you cannot imagine, I shall be that.

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8 responses to “Jalaluddin Rumi and Evolution

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  2. aloks

    anal-haq! 🙂

  3. farrah k raja

    I am so glad to see Rumi in Pakistan blog,finally .
    Starved for him and his message.
    He is beautiful.Modern Muslims of Pakistan have to discover him yet.
    I hope he would not be hijacked by Islam only ,his message is of Love ,love of humanity .
    Which Pakistan needs so much.
    Intolerance and judgemental Islam is growing so fast ,we need Rummi.
    Let us listen what Rummi the Ustaad of Iqbal says .

  4. mazHur

    Rumi is not talking about Darwinism but transformation of soul from one phase to another,,,without the Original being changed!

  5. azhar aslam


    please keep your {EDITED} to yourself.

  6. Danial Burki

    I have to agree with mazHur, though probably for a different reason: the theme here seems to be reincarnation, not evolution. Not sure about the implication of the headline.

  7. alok

    what rumi speaks beautifully in future tense adi shankara speaks in present:

    Nirvana Shatkam

    By Adi Sankaracharya, Translated by P. R. Ramachander

    Mano budhyahankara chithaa ninaham,
    Na cha srothra jihwe na cha graana nethrer,
    Na cha vyoma bhoomir na thejo na vayu,
    Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham.

    Neither am I mind, nor intelligence ,
    Nor ego, nor thought,
    Nor am I ears or the tongue or the nose or the eyes,
    Nor am I earth or sky or air or the light,
    I am Shiva, I am Shiva, of nature knowledge and bliss

    Na cha praana sangno na vai pancha vaayuh,
    Na vaa saptha dhathur na va pancha kosa,
    Na vak pani padam na chopastha payu,
    Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham.

    Neither am I the movement due to life,
    Nor am I the five airs, nor am I the seven elements,
    Nor am I the five internal organs,
    Nor am I voice or hands or feet or other organs,
    I am Shiva, I am Shiva, of nature knowledge and bliss

    Na me dwesha raghou na me lobha mohou,
    Madho naiva me naiva matsarya bhava,
    Na dharmo na cha artha na kamo na moksha,
    Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham.

    I never do have enmity or friendship,
    Neither do I have vigour nor feeling of competition,
    Neither do I have assets, or money or passion or salvation,
    I am Shiva, I am Shiva, of nature knowledge and bliss

    Na punyam na paapam na soukhyam na dukham,
    Na manthro na theertham na veda na yagna,
    Aham bhojanam naiva bhojyam na bhoktha,
    Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham.

    Never do I have good deeds or sins or pleasure or sorrow,
    Neither do I have holy chants or holy water or holy books or fire sacrifice,
    I am neither food or the consumer who consumes food,
    I am Shiva, I am Shiva, of nature knowledge and bliss

    Na mruthyur na sankha na me jathi bhedha,
    Pitha naiva me naiva matha na janma,
    Na bhandhur na mithram gurur naiva sishyah,
    Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham.

    I do not have death or doubts or distinction of caste,
    I do not have either father or mother or even birth,
    And I do not have relations or friends or teacher or students,
    I am Shiva, I am Shiva, of nature knowledge and bliss

    Aham nirvi kalpo nirakara roopo,
    Vibhuthwascha sarvathra sarvendriyanaam,
    Na chaa sangatham naiva mukthir na meyah
    Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham.

    I am one without doubts , I am without form,
    Due to knowledge I do not have any relation with my organs,
    And I am always redeemed,
    I am Shiva, I am Shiva, of nature knowledge and bliss

  8. PMA

    Raza: Seems like Jalal-ud-Din is talking about metamorphism of matter without loss of atomic energy. A journey of physical transformation without loss of spirituality. A subject of philosophical, spiritual quest. A subject of quantum physics but not of biology. Rumi here is closer to the subject of inter relationship between the physical and the spiritual worlds than to the Darwinian theory of biological evolution. But then again there may be some deeper meanings here that I am missing.