Jalal ad-Din ar- Rumi
(30 Sep 1207 - 17 Dec 1273)
Persian writer and poet whose lyrical poetry was influenced by music and natural rhythms. He was a Sufi mystic and founded a religious order, the Mevlevis.
Science Quotes by Jalal ad-Din ar- Rumi (1 quote)
I died as mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I became man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
— Jalal ad-Din ar- Rumi
'I Died as a Mineral', in Arthur John Arberry, Classical Persian Literature (1994), 241.