My interpretation of Rumi Poem Earthly Knowledge

Please go through the introductory article to understand
the theme of these interpretations of Rumi’s literature.

Rumi’s Poem – Earthly Knowledge.

You acquire earthly knowledge, passer-by.
My friend that isn’t knowledge, it’s a lie!
The only truth you need to know is Him
Only he can fill your measure to its brim.
Knowledge like water flows from high to low
Be humble then, my brother, and let His presence flow.

My interpretation –

The biggest difficulty in attaining the Divine is not ignorance but false knowing. We go through our lives acquiring knowledge as per our surroundings (Nations, Castes, Communities and Religion etc.) or interests and we start considering ourselves as knowledgeable people. Rumi says that knowledge, which is earthly or basic. is a lie as it boosts our ego and the biggest lie in this world is the human ego. Hence, acquired or borrowed knowledge is a lie.

If at all, there is any truth in this world, then it is God or Divine. Only Divine can help us in realizing our true potential or we can say that Divine itself is our potential. Attaining to Divine is real fulfillment as there remains nothing else to be attained. Till then, we will only remain so-called knowledgeable with unfulfilling knowledge or belief systems as they would be acquired/borrowed.

As Water flows from High to Low, likewise Knowledge can also only flow from High to Low (Guru to Disciple). Osho says a meaningful discussion can only happen between one Guru and one Disciple. There is no possibility of any discussion between two Gurus, as there is nothing to talk about between them, and two Disciples can talk a lot between them but with no benefit as they both are equally ignorant. Hence, a real meaningful discussion and knowledge sharing can only happen between a Guru and a Disciple. So, we should be ready to shred our so-called knowledge and be aware of the Divine’s presence within us through a Guru.

Hope this helps. Thanks,


Recap After having a reading with Vishal back in May he warned me of some health issue I may have and to just watch it. Because of this I decided to get some test done and blow me if the Dr didn't confirm back to me..
Vishal Saxena is a new generation astrologer who believe in combining logic and common sense in reading and analysing charts . If one reads his analysis one would find it to be 100% personalized and educative . This gu..
Vishal Sir is a true Gem in astrology... He gives honest(no sugar coating )practical consultation... His mailed report seems like consulting him personally when you read it... He has so comprehensive, detailed and sim..
I had been looking for an experienced astrologer on the internet for a long time. And finally I found him in the face of Vishal. The decision to receive consultations appeared after reading articles on his side. His ..
Vishal's analysis has been instrumental in my career growth. The way he explains the situation based on the planets and their combinations is very easy to comprehend. He is always available for any guidance or advise whi..
I have consulted Vishal on a host of topics ranging from marriage to career and from property disputes to understanding of Mahadashas. He is one I have been privileged to meet in my life not only because of his knowledge..
A True and real master of divine science of Astrology. I stumbled upon his work and didn't think twice before booking a consultation and it exceeded my expectations. It is the highest quality of consultation I have ever ..
I was mentally perplexed until I heard Vishal's words. My chart is a typical case of Saturn dominance, not only most of all planets in Saturn's Nakshaktra, but Sade sati is at its peak. I was about to change my career pa..
If you wish to get genuine answers about your horoscope, you need to speak with Vishal ji. He is genuine, explains with a high level of clarity and will no simply tell you what you want to hear, but will tell you what he..
I have consulted Vishal on various questions and issues in my life, and I have been immensely impressed with his honesty, expertise, perceptiveness, guidance, and professionalism. He is impressively knowledgeable and gi..
I started following Mr Saxena's Facebook page on Astrology a while ago. I found it randomly and was quickly surprised about how much great knowledge he has on Astrology and I read his thorough articles on his website. I ..
I highly recommend Vishal for any consultation you seeking. True value for money and trust me you won't be disappointed. People read reviews and think possibly this might be written under any influence - close friends, f..
I picked Vishal S Saxena to do a Astrological reading for me because I felt a certain pull towards him and been a student of Astrology myself I know this is an important factor when considering a reading with Astrologer...
I have been interested in astrology for almost decade and a half, have consulted few astrologers as well. Since i read a lot on the subject i happened to come across his page and got hooked. I then took 2 consultations f..
Vishal Saxena is one of the best astrologers that I have come across throughout my astrological life. He's got a very good knowledge and insight into astrology. Also he's very updated on the subject and he knows what he'..
I discovered Vishal Saxena two years ago during the most challenging time in my life. I was struggling through losses in my career, in my relationship with others and in my own health. I spent months searching for answer..

Leave a Reply