The Alchemy of Love
The film above is absolute visual poetry by Jamil Nabi
You come to us
from another world
You bewilder us
with your grace.
You are the master alchemist.
Through your love
existence and nonexistence merge.
All opposites unite.
All that is profane
becomes sacred again.
“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”
Rumi was a Sufi poet, theologian and teacher who was born in Persia (now part of Afghanistan) and died in Konya (present-day Turkey). Rumi’s importance crosses cultural and national boundaries. He is known as Molana, Molavi, Mawlvi, Mawlana, meaning ‘our guide’ or ‘our master’ in Arabic and Persian, or Mevlana meaning ‘our guide’ in Turkish.
His major work is Masnavi-ye Manavi (Spiritual Couplets).