Story-day is for cultural exploration, puraanas and parables and finding out about leading lights in spiritual philosophy.
Rather than recite here any kind of biography (which can be researched for yourselves), this film instead brings forth the essence of the Sufi thinking and how it was crystalised by Mevlana (Rumi). There are those who look to his teachings as being little more than love poetry. If that is all that can be gained from the very fine words, that itself is no mean thing. However, to limit oneself to small, human 'love' is to miss out on the vastness of Love with the capital 'ell'. More disturbingly, there are some who say that Rumi's love for his Sheik (Guru) must have been homosexual - and they are missing the point entirely! Even within Vedanta we find such praise and adoration of a Satguru - there is nothing sexual about it. The Love which is shared is beyond all ken of the human experience. It is the spiritual ecstasy of the Christian saints also. When one has been touched thus by the Great Spirit which shines through these special masters, there is no turning away from the search.