Rumi would have loved Teilhard

Evolution According to Rumi:


The dust of many crumbled cities

settles over us like a forgetful doze,

but we are older than those cities.

We began

as a mineral. We emerged into plant life

and into the animal state, and then into being human,

and always we have forgotten our former states,

except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again …

Humankind is being led along an evolving course,

through this migration of intelligences,

and though we seem to be sleeping,

there is an inner wakefulness

that directs the dream,

and that will eventually startle us back

to the truth of who we are.

Jellaludin Rumi  1207 -1273

Barks, Coleman (2004) The Essential Rumi. New York: HarperCollins