This marks the start of a new series of blog entries in which I’d like to share with you my favorite public Facebook pages. I will tell you why I find them interesting and worth following. They will be hyperlinked so that you can check them out yourself if they spark your interest.
Today’s featured Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/mevlana, based on the wisdom of Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, better known to us in the West as Rumi. Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and sage of the Sufi tradition. This Facebook page, currently liked by 538K people from around the world, successfully breaks down the poetry and teachings of Rumi into little daily bits of meditations so that we can better reflect upon them. Each new timeline entry is accompanied by a beautiful, unusual photograph supporting the text.
Rumi’s message is universal and, thus, attracts people from all spiritual paths. If you find yourself drawn to poetry and meditations to learn about life and its mysteries, then this Facebook page may hold some treasures for you.