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Mevlânâ Celâleddİn Rûmî

Great sage, great poet Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi was born on September 30, 1207, in the city of Balkh in Afghanistan, and he passed away on December 17, 1273, in Konya, Türkiye. Apart from his masterpiece "Masnavi" consisting of 25,618 couplets, he presented "Divan-i Kebir" containing nearly 25,000 couplets to humanity. Mevlana, who influenced the intellectual world of his time and also subsequent Turkish, Persian, Arab poets, and thinkers, was cherished in both the East and the West. The Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye declared 2023 as the International Year of Mevlana to commemorate the 750th anniversary of his passing. Mevlana's famous 7 pieces of advice exemplify his wisdom rooted in Asian civilization: Be as generous and helpful as a flowing river. Shine with compassion and mercy like the sun. Be as covering of others' faults as the night. Be as lifeless as the dead in anger and irritability. Be as humble as the earth in modesty and humility. Be as tolerant as the sea in tolerance. Either appear as you are or be as you appear.

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