By special request, I've added many new Rumi quotes to the offerings at Heartful Art's online store
. According to Wikepedia, Rumi believed passionately in the use of music, poetry and dancing as a
path for reaching God. For Rumi, music helped devotees to focus their
whole being on the divine, and to do this so intensely that the soul
was both destroyed and resurrected. It was from these ideas that the
practice of Whirling Dervishes developed into a ritual form. He founded
the order of the Mevlevi, the "whirling" dervishes, and created the "Sema", their "turning", sacred dance.
Perhaps one of these new quotes will be a perfect gift for someone you love.