Rumi discussion

The chickpea might not have realized this while it

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the chickpea has been through up until this point has been in preparation for this very moment. The chickpea might not have realized this while it was going on, but now the chickpea recognizes the purpose of its experiences as well as its overall purpose of being. Another element of Rumi’s philosophy on life has a lot to do with being happy. He makes a lot of references to being naturally drawn in to things that you love or that put you in high spirits. An example of this is from the poem entitled “An Empty Garlic.” He said, “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.” My interpretation of this was simple. It makes me think that he sees the importance in living a life that is pleasing to oneself. I do not think that he is saying that your life should just be complete hedonism. However, I think it’s more about the fact
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3/9/2012 that you should just live your life to a degree that makes you happy while you’re waiting to get to this eternal realm. At 9:15pm on Saturday, I was just getting back from shopping at the Galleria in Hoover. I was trying to find something to wear to a couple of parties that I got invited to for that night. If Rumi could’ve seen me at 9:15, I think he would agree with what I was doing. I was just getting back from a day of road tripping and shopping, which I love. I was also getting dressed up, which I also love. Last but not least, I spent a wonderful day with intentions of an equally wonderful night with my friends, who I love. That whole day was spent doing the things that I love with the people. Rumi did say that you should let yourself be drawn in by the pull of the things that you love, and that is exactly what I did that day.
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  • Fall '07
  • Allen
  • World Literature, Thought, Meaning of life, Personal life, Rumi, Jalaloddin Rumi

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