Two Parables of Rumi

The meanings of some of the parables one encounters in the writings of Jalaluddin Rumi are relatively straightforward; others may be obscure and challenging, susceptible to various interpretations, and requiring long reflection. Then the meaning will deepen as the comprehension of the enquirer grows through ongoing practice and experience. Here are two examples from Rumi’s Masnavi.

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This article is from the Spring 2018 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.