Rumi and Christ
Common people recite the Holy names of God, but this has no effect since they foster no love for Him. Whatever Christ did in the name of God was resulted (born) by the Power of His name. When the spirit joins God, to speak of that spirit, is to speak of God; and to speak of God is to speak of the spirit (they become one and the same). (Mesnevi V / 4039-4041) RUMI
"In the edgeless green garden of love there are other kinds of fruits besides happiness and sadness.Love is above all these conditions because it is ever green and fresh without spring and autumn (M I / 1793-1794).
The book gives almost all important verses or words Rumi said about Jesus and a remarkable idea about how the Muslims and Christians got mixed up in Anatolia at the time of the Seljukian Empire after the wars between the Crusaders and Muslims had ended. Rumi has chosen Christ on purpose because he was a good example of perseverance, tolerance and sobriety.
Prof Dr. Erkan Türkmen