Rumi: A Spiritual Path to a Divine Love
Keywords:Aesthetics, Body, Divinity, Earth, God, Heaven, Love, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Poetry, Poetics,Religion, Spiritualism, Sufism, Worldly.
This paper primarily focuses upon Rumi’s main pre-occupation in his poetry. The very essential theme of his poetry is love. He portrays this in his poetry as an element of divinity and spiritualism. He treats it as the bridge between the two souls and the path leading the world to words divinity. This paper explores how Rumi, being the dominant poet of the 13th century Sufi tradition in Middle East Asia, excavates love and devotion lead the world to the spiritual world. It is studied here that the poet Rumi uses very ordinary and day to day images to show the mystical element of the love. And love is the essence of life. Further, this paper sheds light on the oneness (union) of man and woman is possible only by love. He does not merely speak of bodily love, but, divine and spiritual love.
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