Mevlana was a mystic who addressed all people, regardless
of their faith or ethnic origin, speaking of love
of God, truth, humanity and nature. He was born in
the city of Balkh in Turkestan in the 13th century,
and later settled in the city of Konya in Turkey with
his father Bahaeddin Veled. He became one of the greatest
mystic philosophers of all time, and laid the foundations
of modern existentialism that had begun with Heraclitos.
All the pleasures which God has granted man should
be accepted as life itself, because life is full of
extraordinary beauty. The object of existence is to
feel that one exists, and experience the presence
of God in all existence. The will of God lies in life
itself, so making people aware of both themselves
and love of God, other people, and the natural world.
Mevlana wrote his quatrains for God the beloved and
dedicated them to Him. He always wrote about the need
for true existence. He wrote love poems to truth,
that is, God. Divine love is the sole objective of
spiritual life. Everything in the universe is spinning,
and the dervishes seek true love of the divine by
spinning themselves. Whirling to the enchanting sound
of the ney, they attain consciousness of God.