Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes

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1. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

Tags : Brokenness Healing Scars Suffering

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

Tags : Courage Creativity Empowerment Independence Inspirational Stories Self Confidence Self Realization
Source : The Essential Rumi

3. “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.”

Tags : Islam Religion Spirituality

4. “When you go through a hard period,When everything seems to oppose you,... When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,NEVER GIVE UP!Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!”

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Source : The Essential Rumi

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

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6. “What you seek is seeking you.”

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7. “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.”

Tags : Heart Love Seperation Soul

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

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9. “Eblis said, "No man who thinks ill, will hear the truth despite a hundred signs.When one who fantasises is presented with reason his fantasies increase.When one talks to such a person, their words become the very cause of that person's fantasy. The crusader's sword is a tool for a thief.So the response to him is silence and peace; to talk with an idiot is insanity. —Mathnawi-ye ma'nawi II 2714–17”

Tags : Confirmation Bias Delusion Eblis Insanity Malice Sufism
Source : The Great Satan "Eblis"

10. “I break out laughing. I frown.I yell and scream. Sometimes,if one jokes and giggles,one causes war.So I hide how tickled I am.Tears well up in my eyes.My body is a large city.Much grieving in one sector.I live in another part.Lakewater.Something on fire over here.I am sour when you are sour,sweet when you are sweet.You are my face and my back.Only through you can I knowthis back-scratching pleasure.Now people the likes of you and Icome clapping, inventing dances,climbing into this high meadow.I am a spoiled parrot who eats only candy.I have no interest in bitter food.Some have been given harsh knowledge. Not I.Some are lame and jerking along.I am smooth and glidingly quick.Their road is full of washed-out placesand long inclines. Mine isroyally level, effortless.The huge Jerusalem mosque stands inside me,and women full of light.Laughter leaps out.It is the nature of the rose to laugh.It cannot help but laugh.”

Tags : Bitter Candy Laugh Sour Tickled
Source : Bridge to the Soul: Journeys Into the Music and Silence of the Heart

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

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

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13. “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.”

Tags : Friendship Love Peace Silence Soul Zen

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

Tags : Be Yourself Love Self Actualization

15. “Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”

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16. “If you desire healing,let yourself fall illlet yourself fall ill.”

Tags : Denial Depression Healing Pain Recovery Sadness Suffering

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

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18. “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”

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

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20. “Your body is away from me, but there is a window open from my heart to yours.”

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21. “Do you know what you are?You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter.You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself;everything that you want, you are already that.”

Tags : Inspirational Iran Rumi Rumi Poetry
Source : Hush, Don't Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi

22. “You think of yourselfas a citizen of the universe.You think you belong to this world of dust and matter.Out of this dustyou have created a personal image,and have forgottenabout the essence of your true origin”

Tags : Inspirational Iran Persian Poetry Rumi Rumi Poetry
Source : Hush, Don't Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi

23. “Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.”

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24. “Take someone who doesn't keep score,who's not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing,who has not the slightest interest evenin his own personality: he's free.”

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25. “Today I'm out wandering, turning my skullinto 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!”

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26. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.”

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27. “Let go of your mind and then be mindful.Close your ears and listen!”

Tags : Listen Mindfulness
Source : Love's Ripening: Rumi on the Heart's Journey

28. “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.”

Tags : Blind Muhammad Muslim Poetry Rumi Unity

29. “Say I Am YouI am dust particles in sunlight.I am the round sun.To the bits of dust I say, Stay.To the sun, Keep moving.I am morning mist, and the breathing of evening.I am wind in the top of a grove, and surf on the cliff.Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel,I am also the coral reef they founder on.I am a tree with a trained parrot in its branches.Silence, thought, and voice.The musical air coming through a flute,a spark of a stone, a flickering in metal.Both candle and the moth crazy around it.Rose, and the nightingale lost in the fragrance.I am all orders of being, the circling galaxy,the evolutionary intelligence, the lift,and the falling away. What is, and what isn't.You who know Jelaluddin, You the one in all,say who I am. Say I am You.”

Tags : Divinity Oneness Unity

30. “Whoever's calm and sensible is insane!”

Tags : Calm Insane Insanity Sane Sensible
Source : The Essential Rumi

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

Tags : Divinity Love Poetry Rumi Spiritual Sufi

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

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33. “I choose to love you in silence…For in silence I find no rejection,I choose to love you in loneliness…For in loneliness no one owns you but me,I choose to adore you from a distance…For distance will shield me from pain,I choose to kiss you in the wind…For the wind is gentler than my lips,I choose to hold you in my dreams…For in my dreams, you have no end.”

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34. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

Tags : Bereavement Consolation Grief Loss Reincarnation

35. “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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36. “The world's flattery and hypocrisy is a sweet morsel:eat less of it, for it is full of fire.Its fire is hidden while its taste is manifest,but its smoke becomes visible in the end. ”

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37. “The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.”

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38. “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.”

Tags : Balance Change Growth Presence The Middle Way
Source : The Essential Rumi

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

Tags : Poetry Quotes
Source : The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

40. “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”

Tags : Confusion Faith Inspirational Love
Source : The Essential Rumi

41. “Lovers find secret placesinside this violent worldwhere they make transactions with beauty.”

Tags : Persian Poetry Poetry Rumi Rumi Poetry

42. “The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell youDon'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 openDon't go back to sleep!”

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43. “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”

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44. “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.I'll meet you there.”

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45. “Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”

Tags : Inspirational Life Lessons Purpose

46. “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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47. “This silence, this moment, every moment, if it’s genuinely inside you, brings what you need. There’s nothing to believe. Only when I stopped believing in myself did I come into this beauty.Sit quietly, and listen for a voice that will say, ‘Be more silent.’ Die and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign that you’ve died. Your old life was a frantic running from silence. Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.Live in silence.”

Tags : Spirituality
Source : Rumi

48. “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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49. “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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50. “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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51. “The minute I heard my first love story,I started looking for you, not knowinghow blind that was.Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.They're in each other all along.”

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Source : The Illuminated Rumi

52. “Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.”

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53. “I am your moon and your moonlight tooI am your flower garden and your water tooI have come all this way, eager for youWithout shoes or shawlI want you to laughTo kill all your worriesTo love youTo nourish you.”

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

Tags : Esoteric Wisdom Metaphysics Rumi
Source : The Essential Rumi

55. “Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.”

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56. “And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”

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57. “What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”

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58. “The Ego is a veil between humans and God’.”“In prayer all are equal.”

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59. “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.”

Tags : Fear Of Unknown Fearlessness Inspirational Life Lessons
Source : The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

60. “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”

Tags : Diversity Religious Freedom Tolerance

61. “Hall of Love has ten thousand swords. Don't be afraid to use one.”

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62. “You try to be faithfulAnd sometimes you're cruel.You are mine. Then, you leave.Without you, I can't cope.And when you take the lead,I become your footstep.Your absence leaves a void.Without you, I can't cope.You have disturbed my sleep,You have wrecked my image.You have set me apart.Without you, I can't cope.”

Tags : Rumi
Source : Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi

63. “Oh soul,you worry too much.You have seen your own strength.You have seen your own beauty.You have seen your golden wings.Of anything less,why do you worry?You are in truththe soul, of the soul, of the soul.”

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64. “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.”

Tags : Love Rumi

65. “At night, I open the windowand ask the moon to comeand press its face against mine.Breathe into me.Close the language-doorand open the love-window.The moon won't use the door,only the window.”

Tags : Rumi
Source : A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings

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

Tags : Corporeal Punishment Love Love Is Like A Lawsuit Rumi

67. “The rose's rarest essence lives in the thorns.”

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

Tags : Mysticism Poetry Rumi

69. “Love calls - everywhere and always. We're sky bound.Are you coming?”

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70. “For without you, I swear, the townHas become like a prison to me.Distraction and the mountainAnd the desert, all I desire.”

Tags : Rumi
Source : Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi

71. “This is how I would die into the love I have for you: As pieces of cloud dissolve in sunlight.”

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72. “You dance inside my chest,where no one sees you,but sometimes I do, and thatsight becomes this art.”

Tags : Love Poetry Rumi

73. “Oh sky, without me, do not change,Oh moon, without me, do not shine;Oh earth, without me, do not grow,Oh time, without me, do not go....Oh, you cannot go, without me.”

Tags : Rumi
Source : Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi

74. “No more words. In the name of this place we drink in with our breathing, stay quiet like a flower.So the nightbirds will start singing.”

Tags : Rumi
Source : Night and Sleep

75. “Soul, if you want to learn secrets,
your heart must forget about shame
 and dignity. You are God's lover,
yet you worry what people are saying.”

Tags : Heart Identity Love Rumi Shame
Source : The Essential Rumi

76. “Love isn't the work of the tender and the gentle;Love is the work of wrestlers.The one who becomes a servant of loversis really a fortunate sovereign.Don't ask anyone about Love; ask Love about Love.Love is a cloud that scatters pearls.”

Tags : Intellect Is A Shackle Rumi

77. “Woman is the light of God.”

Tags : God Persian Persian Poetry Religion Rumi Rumi Poetry Women

78. “For the thirst to possess your love,Is worth my blood a hundred times.”

Tags : Rumi
Source : Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi

79. “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.”

Tags : Love Love Story Quote Rumi
Source : The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

80. “Shams, my body is a candle touched with fire.”

Tags : Rumi
Source : Night and Sleep

81. “There came one and knocked at the door of the Beloved.And a voice answered and said, 'Who is there?'The lover replied, 'It is I.''Go hence,' returned the voice;'there is no room within for thee and me.'Then came the lover a second time and knocked and again the voice demanded,'Who is there?'He answered, 'It is thou.''Enter,' said the voice, 'for I am within.”

Tags : Love Poetry Sufi

82. “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 agonyof parting, never mentioning the skillthat gave it life as a flute”

Tags : Rumi Spirituality Sufi Wisdom

83. “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

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84. “Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.”

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85. “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?”

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

Tags : Follow Your Heart Guidance Inclination Occupations Preferences Pull

87. “If Light Is In Your HeartYou Will Find Your Way Home.”

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88. “Looking for Your FaceFrom the beginning of my lifeI have been looking for your facebut today I have seen itToday I have seenthe charm, the beauty,the unfathomable graceof the facethat I was looking forToday I have found youand those who laughedand scorned me yesterdayare sorry that they were not lookingas I didI am bewildered by the magnificenceof your beautyand wish to see youwith a hundred eyesMy heart has burned with passionand has searched foreverfor this wondrous beautythat I now beholdI am ashamedto call this love humanand afraid of Godto call it divineYour fragrant breathlike the morning breezehas come to the stillness of the gardenYou have breathed new life into meI have become your sunshineand also your shadowMy soul is screaming in ecstasyEvery fiber of my beingis in love with youYour effulgencehas lit a fire in my heartand you have made radiantfor methe earth and skyMy arrow of lovehas arrived at the targetI am in the house of mercyand my heartis a place of prayer”

Tags : Beauty Charm Divine Grace Heart Life Love Passion
Source : The Love Poems of Rumi

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

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90. “Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”

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91. “There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don't think all ecstasies are the same!”

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92. “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”

Tags : Breath Rumi

93. “The cure for pain is in the pain.”

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94. “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”

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Source : The Essential Rumi

95. “Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies.”

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Source : مثنوی معنوی

96. “The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. We must get up and take that in, that wind that lets us live. Breathe before it's gone.”

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97. “From "Wetness and Water"How does a part of the world leave the world?How can wetness leave water?Do not try to put out a fireby throwing on more fire.Do not wash a wound with blood.No matter how fast you run,your shadow more than keeps up.Sometimes it's in front.Only full, overhead sundiminishes your shadow.But that shadow has been serving you.What hurts you blesses you.Darkness is your candle.Your boundaries are your quest.”

Tags : Duality Inspirational Self Awareness
Source : The Big Red Book

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

Tags : Existence Love Variety Wildflowers

99. “Beauty surrounds us.”

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100. “I waitwith silent passionfor one gestureone glancefrom you”

Tags : Gesture Glance Heart Love Lovers Passion Patience Silence Soul
Source : The Love Poems of Rumi

101. “The Glance of Love is Crystal Clear.”

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102. “You have seen what Eblis the accursed has seen, when he said "I am of fire, while Adam is of clay."Cover up the Eblis-like eye for just a moment; how long will you see just the form? How long, indeed, how long?Alas for that eye that's blind and bruised! Within it the sun seemed like an atomOf an Adam who had no like. He saw nothing but a lump of clay.—Mathnawi-ye ma'nawi III 2758–9”

Tags : Eblis Pride Satan Sufism The Fall
Source : The Great Satan "Eblis"

103. “Listen, O drop, give yourself up without regret,and in exchange gain the Ocean.Listen, O drop, bestow upon yourself this honor,and in the arms of the Sea be secure.Who indeed should be so fortunate?An Ocean wooing a drop!In God's name, in God's name, sell and buy at once!Give a drop, and take this Sea full of pearls.”

Tags : Devotion Spiritual Sufism

104. “Did I Not Say To YouDid I not say to you, “Go not there, for I am your friend; in this mirage of annihilation I am the fountain of life?” Even though in anger you depart a hundred thousand years from me, in the end you will come to me, for I am your goal. Did I not say to you, “Be not content with worldly forms, for I am the fashioner of the tabernacle of your contentment?” Did I not say to you, “I am the sea and you are a single fish; go not to dry land, for I am your crystal sea?” Did I not say to you, “ Go not like birds to the snare; come, for I am the power of flight and your wings and feet?” Did I not say to you, “ They will waylay you and make you cold, for I am the fire and warmth and heat of your desire?” Did I not say to you, “ They will implant in you ugly qualities so that you will forget that I am the source of purity to you?” Did I not say to you, “Do not say from what direction the ser- vant’s affairs come into order?” I am the Creator without directions. If you are the lamp of the heart, know where the road is to the house; and if you are godlike of attribute, know that I am your Maser.”

Tags : Creator God Love Matrialism Omnipotence Poetry Rumi Spiritual World Is Illusion

105. “When someone is counting outgold for you, don't look at your hands,or the gold. Look at the giver.”

Tags : Proverb
Source : The Masnavi: Book Two

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

Tags : Ideas Are Power Quest Rumi

107. “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.”

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108. “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.”

Tags : Anger Famine Heart Lava
Source : Words of Paradise: Selected Poems

109. “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.”

Tags : Identity Inner Life Inner Self Other
Source : Open Secret: Versions of Rumi

110. “In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.”

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111. “Let silence take you to the core of life.”

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112. “This poetry. I never know what I'm going to say.I don't plan it.When I'm outside the saying of it,I get very quiet and rarely speak at all.”

Tags : Poetry Silence
Source : The Essential Rumi

113. “Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.”

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114. “Go back,go back to sleep.Yes, you are allowed.You who have no Love in your heart,you can go back to sleep.The power of Loveis exclusive to us,you can go back to sleep.I have been burntby the fire of Love.You who have no such yearning in your heart,go back to sleep.The path of Love,has seventy-two folds and countless facets.Your love and religionis all about deceit, control and hypocrisy,go back to sleep.I have torn to pieces my robe of speech,and have let go of the desire to converse.You who are not naked yet,you can go back to sleep.”

Tags : Love Religion Silence Sprituality
Source : Hush, Don't Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi

115. “There is a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so hard they can't hope.The hopers would feel slighted if they knew.”

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Source : The Essential Rumi

116. “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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117. “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”

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Source : Masnavi i Man'avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula

118. “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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119. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

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120. “Don't make the body do what the spirit does best, and don't put a big load on the spirit that the body could easily carry.”

Tags : Body And Mind Spirit
Source : The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

121. “You are guardian of a treasure,Oh, just like a sleeping serpentAnd you shall see, I shall make youSpin around like that sleepy snake.Listen to me.”

Tags : Listen Serpent Snake Treasure
Source : Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi

122. “If the beloved is everywhere,the lover is a veil,but when living itself becomesthe Friend, lovers disappear.”

Tags : Divinity Godhead Love Love For Life Unity
Source : Selected Poems

123. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”

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124. “Don't try to steer the boat. Don't open shop for yourself. Listen. Keep silent. You are not God's mouthpiece. Try to be an ear, And if you do speak, ask for explanations.”

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Source : The Essential Rumi

125. “Peygamber dedi: 'Kadın akıllılara ve gönül sahiplerine tam galip gelir. Cahillerse kadına üstün olur, çünkü onlar sert ve serkeş davranır.' İncelik, letafet ve insaf onlarda az bulunur, çünkü tabiatlarında hayvanlık galiptir. Sevgi ve incelik, insanlık vasfıdır. Öfke ve şehvet, hayvanlık vasfıdır. O, Hakk'ın ışığıdır; sevgili değil. O, sanki yaratıcıdır; yaratılmış değildir.”

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Source : Masnavi I Ma'navi

126. “We have fallen into the sugar shaker.We are the ground beneath you.Let someone else describe the sky.Hold us in silence.Do no throw us backinto some discussion.”

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Source : Bridge to the Soul: Journeys Into the Music and Silence of the Heart

127. “Our death is our wedding with eternity What is the secret? "God is One." The sunlight splits when entering the windows of the house. This multiplicity exists in the cluster of grapes; It is not in the juice made from the grapes. For he who is living in the Light of God, The death of the carnal soul is a blessing. Regarding him, say neither bad nor good, For he is gone beyond the good and the bad. Fix your eyes on God and do not talk about what is invisible, So that he may place another look in your eyes. It is in the vision of the physical eyes That no invisible or secret thing exists. But when the eye is turned toward the Light of God What thing could remain hidden under such a Light? Although all lights emanate from the Divine Light Don't call all these lights "the Light of God"; It is the eternal light which is the Light of God, The ephemeral light is an attribute of the body and the flesh. ...Oh God who gives the grace of vision! The bird of vision is flying towards You with the wings of desire.”

Tags : Six Feet Under The Mystic Odes

128. “The lover's ailment is separate from all other ailments: love is the astrolabe of the mysteries of God.”

Tags : Ailment Lover
Source : A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings

129. “Again, the filet bows to the lily.Again, the rose is tearing off her gown...The bud is shy, but the wind removes her veil suddenly, 'My friend!'...And the cove to the willow, 'You are the one I hope for..."The ringdove comes asking, 'Where,where is the Friend?"...Again, the season of Spring has comeAnd a spring-source rises under everything,A moon sliding from the shadows.Many things must be left unsaid because it's late, but whatever conversation we haven't had tonight, we'll have tomorrow.”

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130. “İstediğin bir şey olmuyorsa ya daha iyisi olacağı için ya da gerçekten de olmaması gerektiği için olmuyordur.”

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131. “For beloved cross every pass Worldly affairs slow their pace A flowing brook amidst the grass Flowing tears his face shall trace His ego is shattered glass Self-estranged, himself deface Sense the Divine in spirit and mass If he is truly seeking grace”

Tags : Divine Spirit Ego Grace Of God
Source : دیوان كلیات شمس تبریزی

132. “You left ground and sky weeping,mind and soul full of grief.No one can take your place in existence,or in absence. Both mourn, the angels, the prophets,and this sadness I feel has taken from methe taste of language, so that I cannot saythe flavor of my being apart.”

Tags : Death Love Mourning
Source : A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings

133. “Der Elefant, der gestern im Traume Indien sah,Sprang aus der Fessel - wer hat, ihn festzuhalten, Macht?”

Tags : Freiheit

134. “Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.”

Tags : Patience And Love

135. “Der Bettler ruft, um seine Not zu stillen,Der Fromme ruft um seiner Seele willen.”

Tags : Bettler Islam Seele

136. “You are my wine, my joy,My garden, my springtime,My slumber, my repose,Without you, I can't cope.”

Tags : Garden Joy Slumber Springtime Wine
Source : Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi

137. “Two there are, who are never satisfied; The lover of the world and the lover of Knowledge.”

Tags : Knowledge Longing For Love Thirst

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

Tags : Rumi Poetry

139. “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?”

Tags : Beloved Love Rumi Rumi Poetry
Source : Whispers of the Beloved

140. “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.”

Tags : Rumi Poetry

141. “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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142. “Don't flounder in the preambles of the pastWounded with regrets; don't let autumnalNostalgia blind you to the sounds and scents Of the present's Spring; you're a native of The pellucid moment, make it infinite beyondThe curving snake of passing time and space.Learn to die in the infinitely elusive moment.”

Tags : Rumi Poetry

143. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” ― Rumi”

Tags : Rumi Poetry

144. “All religions. All this singing. One song. Peace be with you.”

Tags : Rumi Poetry
Source : The Big Red Book

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

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146. “All religions. All this singing. One sone. Peace be with you.”

Tags : Rumi Poetry
Source : The Big Red Book

147. “A wealth you cannot imagineflows through you.Do not consider what strangers say.Be secluded in your secret heart-house,that bowl of silence.”

Tags : Persian Poetry Poetry Rumi

148. “The Water said to the dirty one, “Come here.”The dirty one said, “I am too ashamed.”The water replied, “How will your shame be washed away without me?”

Tags : Persian Poetry Rumi

149. “May this marriage be blessed.May this marriage be as sweet as milk and honey.May this marriage be as intoxicating as old wine.May this marriage be fruitful like a date tree.May this marriage be full of laughter and everyday a paradise.May this marriage be a seal of compassion for here and hereafter.May this marriage be as welcome as the full moon in the night sky.Listen lovers, now you go on, as I become silent and kiss this blessed night.”

Tags : Spiritual Love

150. “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”

Tags : Garden Grief Love Pain Wisdom

151. “You are the source of the sun.And I am the willow's shadow. Oh, you have struck me on the head,Wretch that I am, on fire am I.”

Tags : Fire Shadow
Source : Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi

152. “The angel is free because of his knowledge, the beast because of his ignorance. Between the two remains the son of man to struggle.”

Tags : Mankind

153. “You know how it is. Sometimes we plan a trip to one place, but something takes us to another.”

Tags : Destiny Kismat Life Plan Trip

154. “If there were no way into God, I would not have lain in the grave of this body so long.”

Tags : Death God Grave Rumi

155. “Every story is us”

Tags : Love Story
Source : The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

156. “Speak Little. Learn the words of eternity.Go beyond your tangled thoughts andfind the splendor of paradise.”

Tags : Go Beyond Your Tangled Thoughts Inspirational Learn The Words Of Eternity Life Paradise Poetic Poetry Splendor

157. “Your sweetest blasphemy is the truest devotion. Through you a whole world is freed.”

Tags : Freedom Of Choice Religion And Philoshophy
Source : The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

158. “My wails of sorroware tormenting my soul”

Tags : Agony Heart Heartaches Love Lovers Pain Sorrow Soul Torment
Source : The Love Poems of Rumi

159. “What is agony of the spirit? To advance toward death without seizing hold of the Water of Life.”

Tags : Agony Death Water Of Life

160. “Die! Die! Die in this love!If you die in this love,Your soul will be renewed. Die! Die! Don’t fear the death of that which is knownIf you die to the temporal, You will become timeless.”

Tags : Die Rumi

161. “I choose to love you in silence, for in silence I find no rejection.I choose to love you in loneliness, for in loneliness no one owns you but me.I choose to adore you from a distance, for distance will shield me from pain.I chose to kiss you in the wind, for the wind is gentler than my lips.I choose to hold you in my dreams, for in my dreams you have no end.”

Tags : Dreams Endings Kisses Love Missing Rejections Secrets Silence

162. “The flower that does not smileat the branches withers.”

Tags : Branch Flower Smile
Source : Bridge to the Soul: Journeys Into the Music and Silence of the Heart

163. “Love is an emerald.Its brilliant light wards off dragonsOn this treacherous path.”

Tags : Insiprational Love

164. “A Mixed-breed Apple"A little mixed-breed apple,half red, half yellow, tells this story.A lover and beloved get separated.Their being apart was one thing,but they have opposite responses.The lover feels pain and grows pale.The beloved flushes and feels proud.I am a thorn next to my master's rose.We seem to be two, but we are not.”

Tags : Allegory Love
Source : The Big Red Book

165. “With what work at you occupied,and for what purpose are you purchased?What sort of bird are you,and with what digestive are you eaten?Pass up this shop of hagglersand seek the shop of Abundance where God is the purchaser [Quran 9:111].There Compassion has boughtthe shabby goods no one else would look at.With that Purchaser no base coin is rejected,for making a profit is not the point.Masnavi 6.1264 – 1267”

Tags : Masnavi Motto Rumi Shop Of Abundance

166. “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”

Tags : Listen Voice

167. “I eliminated duality with joyous laughter Saw the unity of here and the hereafter Unity is what I sing, unity is what I speak Unity is what I know, unity is what I seek”

Tags : Joy Knowledge Spirituality Unity
Source : دیوان كلیات شمس تبریزی

168. “Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?”

Tags : Enlightenment Harmony Oneness Reality Of Life Spiritual Unity

169. “Fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion.”

Tags : Envy Fortune Luck

170. “When you have indulged a lust, your wing drops off;you become lame, abandoned by a fantasy.…People fancy they are enjoying themselves,but they are really tearing out their wingsfor the sake of an illusion.”

Tags : Lust

171. “Notice how each particle moves.Notice how everyone has just arrived here from a journey.Notice how each wants a different food.Notice how the stars vanish as the sun comes up, and how all streams stream toward the ocean.Look at the chefs preparing special plates for everyone, according to what they need.Look at this cup that can hold the ocean.Look at those who see the face.Look through Shams’ eyes into the Water that is entirely jewels.”

Tags : Individuality Jewels Meditation Mindfulness Rumi Special Plates Water
Source : The Essential Rumi

172. “Shall I tell you our secret? We are charming thieves who steal hearts and never fail because we are the friends of the One.Blessed is the poem that comes through me but not of me because the sound of my own music will drown the song of Love.”

Tags : Awareness Divinity Inspiration Know Thyself Love Oneness Poetry Spiritual Wisdom Quotes

173. “You are so weak. Give up to grace.The ocean takes care of each wave till it gets to shore.You need more help than you know.”

Tags : Grace
Source : The Essential Rumi

174. “A moment of happiness,you and I sitting on the verandah,apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.We feel the flowing water of life here,you and I, with the garden's beautyand the birds singing.The stars will be watching us,and we will show themwhat it is to be a thin crescent moon.You and I unselfed, will be together,indifferent to idle speculation, you and I.The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugaras we laugh together, you and I.In one form upon this earth,and in another form in a timeless sweet land.”

Tags : Friendship Love Soul Mates Souls

175. “The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: "My Companions are as stars. Whomsoever of them you follow, you will be rightly guided." When a man looks at a star, and finds his way by it, the star does not speak any word to that man. Yet, by merely looking at the star, the man knows the road from roadlessness and reaches his goal.”

Tags : Inspirational Religious Islam Rumi

176. “We may know who we are or we may not. We may be Muslims, Jews or Christians but until our hearts become the mould for every heart we will see only our differences.”

Tags : Little Book Of Love Poems Rumi Speak To The Heart

177. “Only union with you gives joy. The rest if tearing down one building to put up another.”

Tags : Love Poetry Quotes Rumi
Source : The Big Red Book

178. “The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy.”

Tags : Desire Intelligence Self Control

179. “When your heart becomes the grave of your secret, that desire of your will be gained more quickly.”

Tags : Desire Secret
Source : A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings

180. “You are an ocean in a drop of dew,all the universes in a thin sack of blood.What are these pleasures then,these joys, these worldsthat you keep reaching for,hoping they will make you more alive?”

Tags : Happiness Life Living Self

181. “It's your road, and yours alone.others may walk it with you,but no one can walk it for you.”

Tags : Life And Living

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

Tags : Faith Goodness

183. “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.”

Tags : Poem

184. “Soul receives from soul that knowledge, therefore not by book nor from tongue. If knowledge of mysteries come after emptiness of mind, that is illumination of heart.”

Tags : Inspirational Poetry Spiritual

185. “And watch two men washing clothes,one makes dry clothes wet. The other makes wet clothes dry. they seem to be thwarting each other, but their work is a perfect harmony.Every holy person seems to have a different doctrine and practice, but there's really only one work.”

Tags : Poetry Spiritual

186. “If it is bread that you seek, you will have bread. If it is the soul you seek, you will find the soul. If you understand this secret, you know you are that which you seek.”

Tags : Inspirational Life Motivational Philosophy Self Awareness Self Realization

187. “Know the true definition of yourself. That is essential.Then, when you know your own definition, flee from it.”

Tags : Self Realization Sister

188. “Anyone who knows me, should learn to know me again;For I am like the Moon,you will see me with new face everyday.”

Tags : Change Inspirational Self Awareness

189. “Give your weakness to one who helps.”

Tags : Compassion Inspirational

190. “A servant wants to be rewarded for what he does. A lover wants only to be in love's presence, that ocean whose depth will never be known.”

Tags : Love Lovers
Source : The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

191. “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.”

Tags : Longing Love Lovers Poetry

192. “What can I do, Muslims? I do not know myself.I am neither Christian nor Jew, neither Magian nor Muslim,I am not from east or west, not from land or sea,not from the shafts of nature nor from the spheres of the firmament,not of the earth, not of water, not of air, not of fire.I am not from the highest heaven, not from this world,not from existence, not from being.I am not from India, not from China, not from Bulgar, not from Saqsin,not from the realm of the two Iraqs, not from the land of Khurasan.I am not from the world, not from beyond,not from heaven and not from hell.I am not from Adam, not from Eve, not from paradise and not from Ridwan.My place is placeless, my trace is traceless,no body, no soul, I am from the soul of souls.I have chased out duality, lived the two worlds as one.One I seek, one I know, one I see, one I call.He is the first, he is the last, he is the outer, he is the inner.Beyond He and He is I know no other.I am drunk from the cup of love, the two worlds have escaped me.I have no concern but carouse and rapture.If one day in my life I spend a moment without youfrom that hour and that time I would repent my life.If one day I am given a moment in solitude with youI will trample the two worlds underfoot and dance forever.O Sun of Tabriz, I am so tipsy here in this world,I have no tale to tell but tipsiness and rapture.”

Tags : Light Song Of The Wind Taliesin

193. “The wit taught by God to the beeIs withheld from the lion and the wild ass.”

Tags : Wit
Source : Selected Poems

194. “I came with many knots in my heart,like the magician's rope.You undid them all at once.I see now the splendor of the studentand that of the teacher's art.Love and this body sit inside your presence,one demolished, the other drunk.We smile. We weep, tree limbsturning sere, then light green.”

Tags : Art Drunk Love Student Teacher
Source : Bridge to the Soul: Journeys Into the Music and Silence of the Heart

195. “The word grows mad on the fermentOf angry actions, the authorities can only inflictVisible punishments. Now regard with the unpracticedInner eye the unseen presence of Judgement thenYou will understand the nature of your soul's torment”

Tags : Action Angry Authorities Punishment Torment
Source : Words of Paradise: Selected Poems

196. “Dear soul, don't set a high value on someone before they deserve it; You either lose them or ruin yourself...!”

Tags : Ruin Rumi Soul Value

197. “Be quiet now and wait.It may be that the ocean one,the one we desire so to move into and become,desires us out here on land a little longer,going our sundry roads to the shore.”

Tags : Rumi

198. “The ear participates, and helps arrange marriages;the eye has already made love with what it sees.The eye knows pleasure, delights in the body's shape:the ear hears words that talk about all this.When hearing takes place, character areas change;but when you see, inner areas change.If all you know about fire is what you have heardsee if the fire will agree to cook you!Certain energies come only when you burn.If you long for belief, sit down in the fire!When the ear receives subtly; it turns into an eye.But if words do not reach the ear in the chest, nothing happens.”

Tags : Rumi
Source : Night and Sleep

199. “Be helpless, dumbfounded,Unable to say yes or no.Then a stretcher will come from grace to gather us up.We are too dull-eyed to see that beauty.If we say we can, we’re lying.If we say No, we don’t see it,That No will behead usAnd shut tight our window onto spirit.So let us rather not be sure of anything,Beside ourselves, and only that, soMiraculous beings come running to help.Crazed, lying in a zero circle, mute,We shall be saying finally,With tremendous eloquence, Lead us.When we have totally surrendered to that beauty,We shall be a mighty kindness.”

Tags : Mighty Kindness Rumi

200. “Some Hindus have an elephant to show.No one here has ever seen an elephant.They bring it at night to a dark room.One by one, we go in the dark and come out saying how we experience the animal.One of us happens to touch the trunk.A water-pipe kind of creature.Another, the ear. A strong, always movingback and forth, fan-animal. Another, the leg.I find it still, like a column on a temple.Another touches the curve back.A leathery throne. Another, the cleverest,feels the tusk. A rounded sword made of porcelain.He is proud of his description.Each of us touches one placeand understands the whole in that way.The palm and the fingers feeling in the darkare how the senses explore the reality of the elephant.If each of us held a candle there,and if we went in together, we could see it.”

Tags : Rumi
Source : A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings