Jaluldin RUMI is known to muslim world as a mystic par excellence. His works over the centuries have served as readymade insights into finding GOD,seeking commune with him & also how to gain proximity to the truer purpose of life.The present day pakistan is in the desperate need to re-discover-RUMI-as a possibe mentor in overcoming the hazardous problems it is faced with.for example Imam Rumi says “Even though you tie a hundred knots – the string remains the same”. This is where pakistan has badly failed.In exploring clinical treatments to over social, economic and political ailments, we have failed in understanding the basics of crisis management. The solutions have come but failed owing to their circumstantial adhocism.Every five years a new government gets forged and elected but to our dismay it leaves without dwelling on it’s pledges.The need is’nt brand new solutions but ones that can last with efficacy and effictivity.In another place Rumi Says “Beat the dog and lion will behave”.It is an irony that despite being the face of a nation, our leaders havent drwan a great deal of learning from the past and continue to tumble along the same road leading towards self-destruction. Perhaps each time the democrtaic lions gained ascendancy- the dogs of past were’nt hounded out. Our learning of the past is bit weak and resultantly the future always becomes a zero-sum game.
Although the teachings of Imam Rumi fall in the spirtual sphere-yet many of our mundane problems could be amicably addressed through his spirtual works.why has, pakistan after six decades of its independance failed to resolve the most primitive issues both social and idealogical.
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The simplest reason is the lack of idealogical convergence and social reconcilation.The configuration of society into haves and have nots is one big reason why the country we call as our motherland has become a rudderless ship. Imam Rumi brings such situation to lime light in the followning words ” The satiated man and hungry one dont see the same thing when they look upon a doaf of bread”.
Many of pakistan’s lackings are borne out by the dearth of such an integrated social vision.For considerably affluent and well-to do individuals it’s the rule of law or the abstracts of democratic perfection that matter. on the contrary for a common man it’s the saturation of hungry stomach that sits atop his list of priorties. Rumi like many others of his ilk has been forgotten in the mist of an unceasing sprint for mundane self-sufficiency .
Re-discovering-Rumi-reapplying him to our plight may help us to some extent especially when the venomous tentacles of terrorism and its sterotypes have fragmanted our society into the self proclaimed saviours and the infidels who are deemed to have commons ground with western values.