Quotes by Rumi

quotes by Rumi

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The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.

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Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom.

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This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.

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Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.

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there is an invisibl quote by rumi

There is an invisible strength within us; when it recognizes two opposing objects of desire, it grows stronger.

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The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.

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Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.

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You left and I cried tears of blood. My sorrow grows. Its not just that You left. But when You left my eyes went with You. Now, how will I cry?

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However much I might try to expound or explain Love, when I come to Love itself, I am ashamed of my explanations... Love alone can explain the mysteries of love and lovers.

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Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.

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Plant the love of the holy ones within your spirit; don't give your heart to anything, but the love of those whose hearts are glad.

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I have no companion but Love, no beginning, no end, no dawn. The Soul calls from within me: 'You, ignorant of the way of Love, set Me free.'

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Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.

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And so it is, that both the Devil and the angelic Spirit present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.

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That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.

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The moment I first heard love I gave up my soul, my heart, and my eyes.

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May these vows and this marriage be blessed.

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It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home.

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We are born of love; Love is our mother.

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The way the Beloved can fit in my heart, two thousand lives could fit in this body of mine. One kernel could contain a thousand bushels, and a hundred worlds pass through the eye of the needle.

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Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

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Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged

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This is the essence of all sciences - that you should know who you will be when the Day of Reckoning arrives.

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When I die, I shall soar with angels, and when I die to the angels, what I shall become you cannot imagine.

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Love will find its way through all languages on its own.

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Water, stories, the body, all the things we do, are mediums that hid and show what's hidden.

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May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.

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Woman is a ray of God. She is not that earthly beloved: she is creative, not created.

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The gifts of lovers to one another are, in respect to love, nothing but forms; yet, they testify to invisible love.

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Every story is us

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Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

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Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.

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If Light Is In Your HeartYou Will Find Your Way Home.

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My BelovedKnow that my beloved in hidden from everyoneKnow that she is beyond the belief of all beliefsKnow that in my heart she is as clear as the moonKnow that she is the life in my body and in my soul

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You erased my famine, unpicked my angerYour energy charges my voice, it radiates my heart;Now I am alive with the ore of words pouringFrom my lips like molten lava glittering with joy.

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In the silence of loveyou will find the spark of life

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I waitwith silent passionfor one gestureone glancefrom you

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My wails of sorroware tormenting my soul

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I went inside my heartto see how it was.Something there makes me hearthe whole world weeping.

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Suddenly the drunken sweetheart appeared out of my door.She drank a cup of ruby wine and sat by my side.Seeing and holding the lockets of her hairMy face became all eyes, and my eyes all hands.

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Are you jealous of the ocean's generosity?Why would you refuse to givethis joy to anyone?Fish don't hold the sacred liquid in cups!They swim the huge fluid freedom.

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There is some kiss we want with our whole lives, the touch of spirit on the body. Seawaterbegs the pearl to break its shell.and the lily, how passionatelyit needs some wild darling! Atnight, I open the window and askthe moon to come and press itsface against mine. Breathe intome. Close the language door andopen the lovers window. The moonwon't use the door, only the window."

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I said to the night, "If you are in love with the moon, it is because you never stay for long."The night turned to me and said, "It is not my fault. I never see the Sun, how can I know that love is endless?"

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You've seen a herd of goatsgoing down to the water.The lame and dreamy goatbrings up the rear.They are worried faces about that one,but now they're laughing,because look, as they return,the goat is leading!They are many different kind of knowing.The lame goat's kind is a branchthat traces back to the roots of presence.Learn from the lame goat,and lead the herd back home."

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What can I do my friends, if I do not know?I am neither Christian nor Jew, nor Muslim nor Hindu. What can I do? What can I do?Not of the East, nor of the West, Nor of the land, nor of the sea,Not of nature's essence, nor of circling heavens. What could I be?"

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Birdsong brings reliefto my longing.I am just as ecstatic as they are,but with nothing to say!Please, universal soul, practicesome song, or something, through me!"

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A lover asked his beloved,Do you love yourself more than you love me?Beloved replied, I have died to myself and I live for you.I've disappeared from myself and my attributes,I am present only for you.I've forgotten all my learnings,but from knowing you I've become a scholar.I've lost all my strength, but from your power I am able.I love myself...I love you.I love you...I love myself."

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My soul is my guide, for my soul is of that abode. I will not speak of the earthly. I am of the unknown

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Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be.

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Sadness to me is the happiest time, When a shining city rises from the ruins of my drunken mind. Those times when I'm silent and still as the earth, The thunder of my roar is heard across the universe.

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Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl

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Drum sound rises on the air, its throb, my heart. A voice inside the beat says, "I know you're tired, but come. This is the way.

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Someone who does not run toward the allure of love walks a road where nothing lives.

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Reason is powerless in the expression of Love. Love alone is capable of revealing the truth of Love and being a Lover. The way of our prophets is the way of Truth. If you want to live, die in Love; die in Love if you want to remain alive.

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Love alone can explain the mysteries of Love.

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A generous friend gives life for a friend let's rise above this animalistic behavior and be kind to one another

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I am an ark in the swift flood of time, and my companions, a fellowship. Who throws in with us sails into light.

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Let soul speak with the silent articulation of a face.

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Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

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This is not a day for asking questions, not a day on any calendar. This day is conscious of itself. This day is a lover, bread, and gentleness, more manifest than saying can say.

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A pearl goes up for auction. No one has enough, so the pearl buys itself.

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I want to be where your bare foot walks, because maybe before you step, you'll look at the ground. I want that blessing

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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

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Be kind to yourself, dear - to our innocent follies. Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance. You will come to see that all evolves us.

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The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on earth.

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Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.

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Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give.

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This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor...Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

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When love first tasted the lips of being human, it started singing.

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Being desirable means being comfortable with your own ambiguity. The most ambiguous reality is that we are flesh and spirit at the same time. Within everyone there is light and shadow, good and evil, love and hate. In order to be truthful, you must embrace your total being. A person who exhibits both positive and negative qualities, strengths and weaknesses is not flawed, but complete.

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Believe in love's infinite journey, for it is your own, for you are love. Love is life

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Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.

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Love is the ark appointed for the righteous, Which annuls the danger and provides a way of escape. Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment intuition.

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Love is from the infinite, and will remain until eternity. The seeker of love escapes the chains of birth and death. Tomorrow, when resurrection comes, The heart that is not in love will fail the test.

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If you were a blade of grass or a tiny flower I will pitch my tent in your shadow. Only your presence revives my withered heart. You are the candle that lights the whole world and I am an empty vessel for your light.

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Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.

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You wander from room to room Hunting for the diamond necklace That is already around your neck!

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Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.

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The same wind that uproots trees makes the grass shine. The lordly wind loves the weakness and the lowness of grasses. Never brag of being strong. The axe doesn't worry how thick the branches are. It cuts them to pieces. But not the leaves. It leaves the leaves alone.

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Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.

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Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same. Every wonderful sight will vanish, every sweet word will fade, But do not be disheartened, The source they come from is eternal, growing, Branching out, giving new life and new joy. Why do you weep? The source is within you And this whole world is springing up from it.

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The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you Don't go back to sleep! You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep! People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch, The door is round and open Don't go back to sleep!

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The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep.

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You transform all who are touched by you. Mundane concerns, troubles, and sorrows dissolve in your presence, bringing JOY.

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The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

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The Law of Wonder rules my life at last, ...I burn each second of my life to Love Each second of my life burns out in Love In each leaping second Love lives afresh.

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My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. My heart is expanding a thousand fold.

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If I gaze at my beloved she may feel embarrassed and if I do not, she will feel neglected. I can see the stars reflecting in the calm water of her face but if I look away I lose my clarity.

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Just as the heart becomes carefree in a place of green, growing plants, goodwill and kindness are born when our souls enter happiness.

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If you do not possess the staff of caution and discrimination, use the eyes of him who sees. If there is no staff of caution and discrimination, do not wander on the road without a guide.

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Love is the energizing elixir of the Universe, the cause and effect of all Harmony.

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The friend who knows a lot more than you do will bring difficulties, and grief, and sickness, as medicine, as happiness, as the essence of the moment when you're beaten when you hear Checkmate, and can finally say, I trust you to kill me.

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You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?

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Without love, all worship is a burden, all dancing is a chore, all music is mere noise.

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I am the servant of the Qur'an as long as I have life. I am the dust on the path of Muhammad, the Chosen One.

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They are the chosen ones who have surrendered ... Once they were particles of light now they are the radiant sun!

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Come out of the circle of time And into the circle of love.

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As you live Deeper in the Heart, the Mirror gets clearer and cleaner.

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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

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My heart is burning with love. All I can see is this flame. My heart is burning with passion, like waves on an ocean. I'm at home, wherever I am. And in the room of lovers, I can see with closed eyes the beauty that dances. Behind the veils, intoxicated with love, I too dance the rhythm of this moving world.

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Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.

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Someday our souls will be one and our union will be forever. I know that everything I give you comes back to me. So I give you my life , hoping that you will come back to me.

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Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.

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The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground.

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God writes spiritual Mysteries on our heart, where they wait silently for discovery.

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If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.

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You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.

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You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.

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No longer a stranger, you listen all day to these crazy love-words. Like a bee you fill hundreds of homes with honey, though yours is a long flight from here.

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We've given up making a living, its all this crazy love poetry now!

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Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.

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The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.

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Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey to the ocean of meanings.... Leave and don't look away from the sun as you go, in whose light you're sometimes crescent, sometimes full.

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A secret freedom opens through a crevice you can barely see.

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Every moment a taste of that beauty in our mouths, another stashed in a pocket. Impossible to say what: no cypress so handsome, no sunlight, a lonely hiddenness. Other pleasure gathers a crowd, starts a fight, lots of noise there. But soul beauty stays quiet..his amazing whereabouts unknown inside my heart.

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In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.

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The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.

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Lovers drink wine all day and night and tear the veils of the mind. When drunk with love's wine, body, heart and soul become one.

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My dear heart, never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don't harbor bad thoughts, do not gossip and don't teach what you do not know.

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Allah made the illusion look real and the real an illusion. He concealed the sea and made the foam visible, the wind invisible, and the dust manifest. you see the dust whirling, but how can the dust rise by itself? you see the foam, but not the ocean. invoke Him with deeds, not words; for deeds are real and will save you in the infinite-life.

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If you wish to be a mine of jewels, open the deep ocean within your heart.

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You have been walking the ocean's edge, holding up your robes to keep them dry. You must dive naked under and deeper under, a thousand times deeper. Love flows down. The ground submits to the sky and suffers what comes. Tell me, is the earth worse for giving in like that? Do not put blankets over the drum. Open completely.

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Doubt is a precipice on the way to God. Blessed is he who is freed from its bonds. He who fares without any doubt, adhere to his footprints if you do not know the way. Cleave to the footprints of the deer and advance with care that you may reach the musk-gland. By means of such trekking, even if you walk on fire, you will reach the luminous peak.

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In this life many demolitions are actually renovations.

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The rewards of life and devotion to God are love and inner rapture, and the capacity to receive the light of God.

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God's purpose for man is to acquire a seeing eye and an understanding heart." "God gave you life and bestowed upon you his attributes; eventually you will return to him." "The rewards of life and devotion to God are love and inner rapture, and the capacity to receive the light of God.

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All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony. Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.

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Disharmony prevails when you confuse Lust with LOVE, while the distance between the two is endless!

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I found the Divine within my Heart.

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Sometimes in order to help He makes us cry Happy the eye that sheds tears for His sake Fortunate the heart that burns for His sake Laughter always follow tears Blessed are those who understand Life blossoms wherever water flows Where tears are shed divine mercy is shown

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Wherever water flows, life flourishes: wherever tears fall, Divine mercy is shown.

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Don't put blankets over the drum! Open completely. Let your spirit ear listen to the green dome's passionate murmur.

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Don't be sad! Because God sends hope in the most desperate moments. Don't forget, the heaviest rain comes out of the darkest clouds.

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Limp along until your legs are spent, and you fall flat and your energy is drained. Then the grace of the Divine will lift you.

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If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.

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I want a trouble-maker for a lover, Blood spiller, blood drinker, a heart of flame, Who quarrels with the sky and fights with fate, Who burns like fire on the rushing sea.

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You are not just the drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in the drop.

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This discipline and rough treatment are a furnace to extract the silver from the dross. This testing purifies the gold by boiling the scum away.

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Now I am sober and there's only the hangover and the memory of love.

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My place is the Placeless, my trace is the Traceless ; 'Tis neither body nor soul, for I belong to the soul of the Beloved. I have put duality away, I have seen that the two worlds are one; One I seek, One I know, One I see, One I call.

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We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.

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Do not look back, No one knows how the world ever began. Do not fear the future, Nothing lasts forever. If you dwell on the past or future, You will miss the moment.

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Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.

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Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.

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Peace is wonderful, but / ecstatic dance is more fun / and less narcissistic

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Ecstatic Love is an ocean, and the Milky Way is a flake of foam floating on it.

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A pure heart, open to the Light, will be filled with the elixir of Truth.

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My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.

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Love is an emerald. Its brilliant light wards off dragons On this treacherous path.

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Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don't open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down the dulcimer. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

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Live at the empty heart of paradox. I'll dance with you there, cheek to cheek.

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You are the root of heaven, the morning star, the bright moon, the house of endless Love

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Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.

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Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon; How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.

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Your eyelashes will write on my heart the poem that could never come from the pen of a poet.

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When you see the setting, wait for the rising. Why worry about a sunset or a fading moon?

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Be motivated like the falcon, hunt gloriously. Be magnificent as the leopard, fight to win. Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks. One is all talk, the other only color.

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The leaf of every tree brings a message from the unseen world. Look, every falling leaf is a blessing.

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Fasting is the first principle of medicine.

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Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises

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Love is nothing other than finding the truth.

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We are the fingertips of blind illusion, You are the absolute Cause of causes.

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I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being.

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I am your moon and your moonlight too I am your flower garden and your water too I have come all this way, eager for you Without shoes or shawl I want you to laugh To kill all your worries To love you To nourish you.

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Whoever is sitting with friends is in the midst of a flower garden, though he may be in the fire. Whoever sits with an enemy is in the fire, even though he is in the midst of a garden.

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Its good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.

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Do you hear what the music is saying? 'Come follow me and you will find the way. Your mistakes can also lead you to the truth. When you ask, the answer will be given.'

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Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever.

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For sixty years I have been forgetful every minute, but not for a second has this flowing toward me stopped or slowed.

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A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

If you are looking for a friend who is faultless, you will be friendless.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Either give me more wine or leave me alone.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

To me nothing in the world is as precious as a genuine smile, especially from a child.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

let's get away from all the clever humans who put words in our mouth let's only say what our hearts desire.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

The ground submits to the sky and suffers whatever comes. Tell me, is the Earth worse for giving in like that?

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

In his mind she lay at his lap with his fingers gliding thru her straight beautiful hair. He smiles and says" your beauty lights up everything around you.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I profess the religion of love, Love is my religion and my faith. My mother is love My father is love My prophet is love My God is love I am a child of love I have come only to speak of love.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Although you appear in earthly form Your essence is pure Consciousness. You are the fearless guardian of Divine Light.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Muhammad says, 'Love of one's country is a part of the faith.' But don't take that literally! Your real 'country' is where you're heading, not where you are. Don't misread that hadith.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft, wasn't it first merely a thought and a quest?

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Oh god Let all lovers be content Give them happy endings Let their lives be celebrations Let their hearts dance in the fire of your love

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

You rave about the Holy Place (Masjid al-Haram) and say you've visited God's garden but where is your bunch of flowers? There is some merit in the suffering you have endured but what a pity you have not discovered the Makkah thats inside

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

If all the harps in the world were burned down, still inside the heart there will be hidden music playing.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love, you are.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

If you are wholly perplexed and in straits, have patience, for patience is the key to joy.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Travelers, it is late. Life's sun is going to set. During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

You moan, "She left me." "He left me," Twenty more will come.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I can heal a broken heart with a smile.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

A lifetime without Love is of no account Love is the Water of Life Drink it down with heart and soul!

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

How should Spring bring forth a garden on hard stone? Become earth, that you may grow flowers of many colors. For you have been heart-breaking rock. Once, for the sake of experiment, be earth!

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

What a Joy, to travel the way of the heart

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

A lover's life lies in death. You shall not find a heart without losing the heart.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Everyone is overridden by thoughts; that's why they have so much heartache and sorrow.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

make your last journey from this strange world soar for the heights where there is no more separation of you and your home God has created your wings not to be dormant as long as you are alive you must try more and more to use your wings to show you're alive

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Know, son, that everything in the universe is a pitcher brimming with wisdom and beauty, the universe is a drop of the 'Tigris of His beauty, this beauty was a Hidden Treasure so full it burst open and made the earth more radiant than the heavens.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Every love outside of HIS love, is pain.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

How will you know the difficulties of being human, if you are always flying off to blue perfection? Where will you plant your grief seeds? Workers need ground to scrape and hoe, not the sky of unspecified desire.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

No more holding back. Be reckless. Tell your Love to everybody.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Life is balance of holding on and letting go.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

In fact, I am aware of the fake entities in my life. I know that I can clear them if I wanted to in a moment. But all this hollowness Needs my Sincerity.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Be like a river in generosity and giving help. Be like a sun in tenderness and pity. Be like night when covering other's faults. Be like a dead when furious and angry. Be like earth in modesty and humbleness. Be like a sea in tolerance. Be as you are or as you look like.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

When inward tenderness finds the secret hurt, pain itself will crack the rock and Ah! Let the soul emerge...

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I LOVE my friends neither with my heart nor with my mind. Just in case... HEART might stop. MIND can forget. I Love them with my Soul. SOUL never stops or forgets.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I love myself...I love you. I love you...I love myself.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

If only you knew what bliss I find in being nothing.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Show me anger and I will show you 'Hurt'. Show me hurt and I will show you 'Love'. Peel the layers if you care!

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

If you love someone, you are always joined with them--in joy, in absence, in solitude, in strife.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

The world is a mirror, an imaging of Love's perfection.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Light the incense! You have to burn to be fragrant.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Work on your strong qualities and become resplendent like the ruby. Practice self-denial and accept difficulty. Always see infinite life in letting the self die. Your stoniness will decrease; your ruby nature will grow. The signs of self-existence will leave your body, and ecstasy will take you over.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Behind every atom of this world hides an infinite Universe

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Today I'm out wandering, turning my skull into a cup for others to drink wine from. In this town somewhere there sits a calm, intelligent man, who doesn't know what he's about to do!

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

What in your life is calling you, When all the noise is silenced, The meetings adjourned... The lists laid aside, And the Wild Iris blooms By itself In the dark forest... What still pulls on your soul?

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Poverty is not for the sake of hardship. No, it is there because nothing exists but Allah. Poverty unlocks the door - what a blessed key!

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

The spirit is so near that you can't see it! But reach for it... don't be a jar, full of water, whose rim is always dry. Don't be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

We are the mirror as well as the face in it. We are tasting the taste this minute of eternity. We are pain and what cures pain both. We are the sweet cold water and the jar that pours.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Do not sit long with a sad friend. When you go to a garden do you look at the weeds? Spend more time with the roses and jasmines.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

There is only one search: wandering... no dogma and no heresy.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I will find new meaning in every joy and sorrow.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Know that the outward form passes away, but the world of reality remains forever. How long will you play at loving the shape of the jug? Leave the jug; go, seek the water!

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

A divine dance appears in the soul and the body at the time of peace and union.Anyone can learn the dance, just listen to the music.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in Love.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Regard a king as someone unconcerned with kingship.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I do not know who lives here in my chest, or why the smile comes. I am not myself, more the bare green knob of a rose that lost every leaf and petal to the morning wind.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I am filled with you. Skin, blood, bone, brain, and soul. There's no room for lack of trust, or trust. Nothing in this existence but that existence.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Last night I learned how to be a lover of God. To live in this world and call nothing my own.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Last night my teacher taught me the lesson of Poverty: Having nothing and wanting nothing.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

If destiny comes to help you, Love will come to meet you. A life without love isn't a life

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Both light and shadow are the dance of Love.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

The Heart is like a candle, longing to be lit!

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Come into my eyes, and look at me through them, for I have chosen a home far beyond what eyes can see.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

It's no good giving my heart and my Soul because you already have these. So I've brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and remember me.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I've brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and remember me.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life. There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine. O traveller, if you are in search of that Don't look outside, look inside yourself and seek that.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Don't look for Love, look for the one looking for Love.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

There is a path from me to you that I am constantly looking for.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

All the particles of the World are in Love and looking for Lovers.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

When you lose all sense of self the bonds of a thousands chains will vanish. Lose yourself completely, return to the root of the root of your own soul.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Bring the pure wine of love and freedom. But sir, a tornado is coming. More wine, we'll teach this storm A thing or two about whirling.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Embark on the journey of LOVE. It takes you from yourself to yourself.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

If the house of the world is dark, Love will find a way to create windows.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Remember. The way you make love is the way God will be with you.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

The men of God are like fishes in the ocean; they pop up into view on the surface here and there and everywhere, as they please.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as an animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I looked in temples churches and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Judge the moth by the beauty of the candle

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

A strange passion is moving in my head My heart has become a bird which searches in the sky. Every part of me goes in different directions. Is it really so that the one I love is Everywhere?

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Beauty is the garden scent of roses, murmuring water flowing gently...Can words describe the indescribable?

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Every moment I shape my destiny with a chisel - I am the carpenter of my own soul.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Because of your love I have broken with my past

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I, you, he, she, we In the garden of mystic lovers, these are not true distinctions.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Your worst enemy is hiding within yourself, and that enemy is your nafs or false ego.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

In the silence between your heartbeat bides a summons. Do you hear it? Name it if you must, or leave it forever nameless, but why pretend it is not there?

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Never lose hope, my heart, miracles dwell in the invisible. If the whole world turns against you keep your eyes on the Friend.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Never lose hope when the beloved sends you away. If you're abandoned if you're left hopeless tomorrow for sure you'll be called again. If the door is shut right in your face keep waiting with patience don't leave right away. Seeing your patience your love will soon summon you with grace raise you like a champion.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Last night I begged the Wise One to tell me the secret of the world. Gently, gently, he whispered, "Be quiet, the secret cannot be spoken, It is wrapped in silence."

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Whenever Beauty looks, Love is also there; Whenever beauty shows a rosy cheek Love lights Her fire from that flame. When beauty dwells in the dark folds of night Love comes and finds a heart entangled in tresses. Beauty and Love are as body and soul. Beauty is the mine, Love is the diamond.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

That's how you came here, like a star without a name. Move across the night sky with those anonymous lights.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Till man destroys "self" he is no true friend of God.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Do you think I know what I'm doing? That for one breath or half-breath I belong to myself? As much as a pen knows what it's writing, or the ball can guess where it's going next.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

When love is not accepted move on; when love is not appreciated walk away; hopefully time will teach what real, true love is.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Wisdom tells us we are not worthy; Love tells us we are. My life flows between the two.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Run from what's comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I'll be mad.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Intelligence is the shadow of objective truth. How can the shadow vie with sunshine?

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Many prayers are declined because of the rank odor of a corrupt heart, rising through the beautiful words. Let the words be wrong but the meaning right. . . . That flawed utterance is dearer to God!

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Say Bismillah, In the name of God, as the shaykh does with a knife when he offers an animal. Bismillah your old self to find your real name. - Jalaluddin al

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They try to say what you are, spiritual or sexual? They wonder about Solomon and all his wives. In the body of the world, they say, there is a soul and you are that. But we have ways within each other that will never be said by anyone.

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Those with open hearts always have open hands.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I am dying into your mystery, and dying, I am now no other than that mystery. I open to your majesty as an orchard welcomes rain, and twenty times that.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Our death is our wedding with eternity.

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In truth everything and everyone Is a shadow of the Beloved, And our seeking is His seeking And our words are His words... We search for Him here and there, while looking right at Him. Sitting by His side, we ask: 'O Beloved, where is the Beloved?'

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Place a padlock on your throat and hide the key.

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I said: what about my eyes? God said: Keep them on the road. I said: what about my passion? God said: Keep it burning. I said: what about my heart? God said: Tell me what you hold inside it? I said: pain and sorrow? He said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I want a heart which is split, part by part, because of the pain of separation from God, so that I might explain my longing and complaint to it.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

In things spiritual, there is no partition, no number, no individuals. How sweet is the oneness-unearth the treasure of Unity.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Hardship may dishearten at first, but every hardship passes away. All despair is followed by hope; all darkness is followed by sunshine.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Passion and desire bind your Heart. Remove the locks. Become a key, become a key . . .

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

If you have not learned to be a passionate lover, do not count your life as lived. On the day of reckoning, it will not be counted.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

What does this patch-sewing mean you ask? Eating and drinking. The heavy cloak of the body is always getting torn. You patch it with food and other ego-satisfactions.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Speak any language, Turkish, Greek, Persian, Arabic, but always speak with love

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

You think of yourself as a citizen of the universe. You think you belong to this world of dust and matter. Out of this dust you have created a personal image, and have forgotten about the essence of your true origin

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to find escape from the flame of separateness.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Everything in the universe is a pitcher brimming with wisdom and beauty.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

You run back and forth listening for unusual events, peering into the faces of travelers. "Why are you looking at me like a madman?" I have lost a friend. Please forgive me.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Everyone turns toward someone. Look for one scarred by the King's polo stick.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Swim out of your little pond.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I was dead, then alive. Weeping, then laughing. The power of love came into me, and I became fierce like a lion, then tender like the evening star.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Love is cure, Love is power, Love is the magic of changes. Love is the mirror, of divine beauty!

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you're not here, I can't go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

When you find yourself with the Beloved, embracing for one breath, in that moment you will find your true destiny. Alas, don't spoil this precious moment. Moments like this are very, very rare.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more - more unseen forms become manifest to him.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Protect yourself......from your own thoughts.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

If thou wilt be observant and vigilant, thou wilt see at every moment the response to thy action. Be observant if thou wouldst have a pure heart, for something is born to thee in consequence of every action.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

A circle of lovely, quiet people becomes the ring on my finger...

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Sorrows are the rags of old clothes and jackets that serve to cover, and then are taken off. That undressing, and the beautiful naked body underneath, is the sweetness that comes after grief.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

A craftsman pulled a reed from the reedbed, cut holes in it, and called it a human being. Since then, it's been wailing a tender agony of parting, never mentioning the skill that gave it life as a flute

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God picks up the reed-flute world and blows. Each note is a need coming through one of us, a passion, a longing pain. Remember the lips where the wind-breath originated, and let your note be clear. Don't try to end it. Be your note.

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Watch for all that beauty reflecting from you and sing a love song to your existence.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.

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Nothing can help me but that beauty. There was a dawn I remember when my soul heard something from your soul. I drank water from your spring and felt the current take me.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Beg of God the removal of envy, that God may deliver you from externals, and bestow upon you an inward occupation, which will absorb you so that your attention is not drawn away.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I don't want learning, or dignity, or respectability. I want this music, and this dawn, and the warmth of your cheek against mine.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I seem restless, but am deeply at ease. Branches tremble; the roots are still.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Whoever gives reverence receives reverence

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Tree limbs rise and fall like the ecstatic arms of those who have submitted to the mystical life. Leaf sounds talk together like poets making fresh metaphors.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

You've been walking the ocean's edge, holding up your robes to keep them dry. You must dive naked under, and deeper under, a thousand times deeper!

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Every rose that is sweet-scented within, That rose is telling of the secrets of the Universal.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Where, with your one rose you can buy hundreds of rose gardens?

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Pull the thorn of existence out of the heart! Fast! For when you do, you will see thousands of rose gardens in yourself.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

In the orchard and rose garden I long to see your face. In the taste of Sweetness I long to kiss your lips. In the shadows of passion I long for your love.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

If your thought is a rose, you are a rose garden; and if it is a thistle, you are fuel for the fire.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

You have no need to travel anywhere - journey within yourself. Enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

There is a loneliness more precious than life. There is a freedom more precious than the world. Infinitely more precious than life and the world is that moment when one is alone with God.

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On the path of Love we are neither masters nor the owners of our lives. We are only a brush in the hand of the Master Painter.

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Lovers find secret places inside this violent world where they make transactions with beauty.

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Jika sepuluh orang ingin memasuki sebuah rumah,dan hanya sembilan yang menemui jalan masuk,yang kesepuluh tidak harus mengatakan,Ini sudah takdir TUHAN.Ia harus mencari di mana kekurangannya.

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Tuhan Mengguyuri hati dengan darah dan air mata sebelum mengukir segala rahasiaNya di sana...

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The more one delves into Rumi's life and his mystical poetry it becomes clear that for him, the issue of faith and reason is incomplete unless one includes the central theme of love.

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We can't help being thirsty, moving toward the voice of water.

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Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.

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When our guides and those who are cherished by us leave and disappear, they are not annihilated, they are like stars that vanish into the light of the sun of reality.

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Break your pitcher against a rock. We don't need any longer to haul pieces of the ocean around.

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Kemarin aku menjadi pintarAku ingin merubah duniaHari ini aku menjadi bijakAku ingin merubah diriku sendiri

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Knock, And He'll open the doorVanish, And He'll make you shine like the sunFall, And He'll raise you to the heavensBecome nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.

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My heart is so smallit's almost invisible.How can You place such big sorrows in it?"Look," He answered,"your eyes are even smaller,yet they behold the world.

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Peaceful is the one who's not concerned with having more or less.Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself.

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Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

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What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

The way of love is not a subtle argument. The door there is devastation. Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn it? They fall, and falling, they're given wings.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

From "Blasphemy and the Core"Keep walking, though there's no place to get to.Don't try to see through the distances.That's not for human beings. Move within,but don't move the way fear makes you move.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Like a sculptor, if necessary,carve a friend out of stone.Realize that your inner sight is blindand try to see a treasure in everyone.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

There is a community of the spirit.Join it, and feel the delightof walking in the noisy streetand being the noise.Drink all your passion, and be a disgrace.Close both eyes to see with the other eye

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Don't turn your head. Keep looking at the bandaged place. That's where the light enters you.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

There are as many ways of loving as there are people, and that wildflower variety is the great beauty of this dimension of existence.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

DesireI desire youmore than foodand drinkMy bodymy sensesmy mindhunger for your tasteI can sense your presencein my heartalthough you belongto all the worldI waitwith silent passionfor one gestureone glancefrom you

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

There is nothing I want but your presence.In friendship, time dissolves.Life is a cup. This connectionis pure wine. What else are cups for?I used to have twenty thousanddifferent desires.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I will soothe you and heal you,I will bring you roses.I too have been covered with thorns.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

The flower that does not smileat the branches withers.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

For years, copying other people, I tried to know myself.From within, I couldn't decide what to do.Unable to see, I heard my name being called.Then I walked outside.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.I'll meet you there.When the soul lies down in that grassthe world is too full to talk about.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

You are the Truth from foot to brow. Now, what else would you like to know?

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Knowledge that is acquiredis not like this. Those who have it worry ifaudiences like it or not.It's a bait for popularity.Disputational knowing wants customers.It has no soul...The only real customer is God.Chew quietlyyour sweet sugarcane God-Love, and stayplayfully childish.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

My lips got lost on the way to the kiss - that's how drunk Iwas.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

To live without youis to be robbed of loveand what is life without it?To live without youis death to me, my lovebut some call it life.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

When someone beats a rug,the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Is it really so that the one I love is everywhere?

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Gamble everything for love, if you're a true human being.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I know you're tired but come, this is the way.

Rumi (Source: SoberSides.com)