Born: September 30, 1207
Birthplace: Wakhsh (Present-day Tajikistan)
Died: December 17, 1273
Occupation: Author, Islamic Theologian, Philosopher, and Poet
Profile: Best known for the Masnavi.
Number of Quotes: 6
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more - more unseen forms become manifest to him.
I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there.
The wound is the place where the light enters you.
When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.