Rumi was a 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic who propagated a positive and peaceful approach towards life. His proverbs are widely quoted even today. But rational-minded thinkers of a much later era than Rumi seemed to have conflicting views on some of his preachings.
Here are 5 pairs of opposing quotes which stand testimony to this.
- “Ignorance is God’s prison” – Rumi
“Ignorance is bliss” – Thomas Gray
- “Think less. Feel more” – Rumi
“I think; therefore I am” – Rene Descartes
- “Your soul is more precious than anything” – Rumi
“There is no God and there is no soul” – John Dewey
- “Anything you lose comes round in another form” – Rumi
“My good opinion, once lost, is lost forever” – Jane Austen
- “Silence is the language of God”
“To sin by silence when they should protest, makes cowards of men” – Abe Lincoln
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