804 years ago Rumi was born in 1207...If you break it down - numerologically speaking, you get:
1 + 2 + 0 + 7 = 10! 1 + 0 = 1!! He has a 1 Birth Path.
This year he is 804 years old!
8 + 0 + 4 = 12. 1 + 2 = 3.
He's having a 3 year.
And 3 is a prime number in The Fibonacci Series. That's a mathmatically significant progression wherein each number in the series is the sum of itself and the number immediately proceeding it. It is a recurring number series that is structurally found in nature in the pattern of a bisected chambered nautilis and in Leonadrio Da Vinci's man in the squared circle.
1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89 et cetera.
When Rumi died in 1273 representatives of every religion on earth attended his funeral. He was 66.
6+6 = 12, 1 + 2 = 3. Another 3 year.
My favorite "Rumi-nation" is presented for your quiet contemplation:
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely be it.
I died as a mineral and became a plant'
I died as a plant and rose to animal;
I died as animal and I was a man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die as man to soar with angels blest.
But even from an angel I must pass on: all except God must perish.
When I have sacrificed my angel soul,
I shall become what no mind ever concieved." - Rumi
If you'd like to learn more about Rumi, I recommend a wonderful book of Daily Rumi-nations for you meditative pleasure:
A Year With Rumi - Daily Readings - by Coleman Barks
I'm sure it's on Amazon.com and perhaps Kindle too.
If you read Rumi each day and annotate your thoughts in its pages and then revisit it in every subsequent year, you will see how it affects and uplifts your life.
Let the journey begin...
Birk, Commonsensetarian and Citizen of the Republic
PS: If everyone in the world started their day by reading a daily passage by Rumi...what a beautiful world it would be.