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If my head holds one thought wise and clear, it's You.
Poor as I am, what I hold dear is You.
No matter how I see myself, I'm nothing ...
Anything I am entirely is You! -- Rumi
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What the sayer of praise is really praising is himself,
by saying implicitly,
My eyes are clear."
Likewise, someone who criticizes is criticizing
himself, saying implicitly, "I can't see very well
with my eyes so inflamed. -- Rumi
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I see so deeply within myself
Not needing my eyes.
I can see everything clearly!
Why would I want to bother my eyes again???
Now that I see the world ...
through His eyes. -- Rumi
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Come into my eyes, and look at me through them, for I have chosen a home far beyond what eyes can see. -- Rumi
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There is a place born of silence
A place where the whispers of the heart arise.
There is a place where voices sing your beauty
A place where every breath
carves your image
in my soul.
[465, translated by Jonathan Star, - In the Arms of the Beloved] -- Rumi
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Sunlight fell upon the wall; the wall received a borrowed splendor. Why set your heart on a piece of earth, O simple one? Seek out the source which shines forever. -- Rumi
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Close the language-door,
and open the love-window -- Rumi
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Lovers move like lightning and wind. No contest. Theologians mumble, rumble-dumble, necessity and free will, while lover and beloved pull themselves into each other. -- Rumi
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To a frog that's never left his pond, the ocean seems like a gamble. Look what he's giving up: security, mastery of his world, recognition! The ocean frog just shakes his head. "I can't explain where I live, but someday I'll take you there." -- Rumi
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Lo, for I to myself am unknown, now in God's name what must I do? -- Rumi
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We bury our seeds and wait,
Winter blocks the road,
Flowers are taken prisoner underground,
But then green justice tenders a spear -- Rumi
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There's a field somewhere
beyond all doubt and wrong doing.
I'll meet you there. -- Rumi
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This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief. -- Rumi
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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
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Stop, open up, surrender the beloved blind silence.
Stay there until you see you're looking at the light
with infinite eyes. -- Rumi
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I said, "I just want to know you and then disappear."
She said, "Knowing me does not mean dying. -- Rumi
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Late, by myself, in the boat of myself,
no light and no land anywhere,
cloudcover thick. I try to stay
just above the surface, yet I'm already under
and living within the ocean. -- Rumi
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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 -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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The branch might seem like the fruit's origin:
In fact, the branch exist because of the fruit. -- Rumi
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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 -- Rumi
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Knock, And He'll open the door
Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything. -- Rumi
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Soul of all souls, life of all life - you are That.
Seen and unseen, moving and unmoving - you are That. -- Rumi
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I am sunlight slicing the dark. -- Rumi
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Looking at my life
I see that only Love
Has been my soul's companion
From deep inside
My soul cries out:
Do not wait, surrender
For the sake of Love. -- Rumi
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There's nothing left of me.
I'm like a ruby held up to the sunrise.
Is it still a stone, or a world
made of redness? It has no resistance
to sunlight. -- Rumi
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A woman is a beam of the divine light
she is not the being whom sensual
desire takes as it's object
she is a creator it should be said
she is not a creature
she is infinite love
can find all this -- Rumi
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Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. -- Rumi
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If Your Eyes Are Opened, You'll See The Things Worth Seeing. -- Rumi
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I will whisper secrets in your ears,
just nod yes and be silent.
A soul moon appeared in the path of my heart.
How precious is this journey -- Rumi
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Knowledge that is acquired is not like this. Those who have it worry if audiences 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 quietly your sweet sugarcane God-Love, and stay playfully childish. -- Rumi
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Roar, lion of the heart, and tear me open! -- Rumi
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Whoever acts with respect will get respect. -- Rumi
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You are the drop,and the ocean
you are kindness,you are anger,
you are sweetness,you are poison.
Do not make me more disheartened.
you are the chamber of the sun,
you are the abode of venus,
you are the garden of all hope.
Oh, Beloved, let me enter. -- Rumi
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I am weary of personal worrying,
in love with the art of madness. -- Rumi
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All your restlessness is out of your desire for stillness
Just desire restlessly, then, love will fill and still you.
All your unhealthiness is out of your desire for health,
Just abandon health, then, even poison will heal you ... -- Rumi
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You are quaffing drink from a hundred fountains: whenever any of these hundred yields less, your pleasure is diminished. But when the sublime fountain gushes from within you, no longer need you steal from the other fountains. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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You've so distracted me, your absence fans my love. Don't ask how. Then you come near. "Do not ... " I say, and "Do not ... ," you answer. Don't ask why this delights me. -- Rumi
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My heart is so small it'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. -- Rumi
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Choose a master, for without him this journey is full of tribulations, fears, and dangers. With no escort, you would be lost on a road you would have already taken. Do not travel alone on the Path. -- Rumi
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The water in the stream may have changed many times, but the reflection of the moon and the stars remains the same. -- Rumi
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Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same. -- Rumi
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You've gotten drunk on so many kinds of wine. Taste this. It won't make you wild. It's fire. Give up, if you don't understand by this time that your living is firewood. -- Rumi
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Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious. -- Rumi
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Nearness to God is common to us all,
Because we're all created and sustained by God,
But only the authentically noble
Possess and live that nearness
That's a constant upswelling passion of love. -- Rumi
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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
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O my choice beauty You've gone But your love remains in my heart Your image in my eye O guide on my winding road I keep turning round and round in the hopes of Finding you -- Rumi
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The satiated person and the hungry one do not see the same thing when they look upon a loaf of bread. -- Rumi
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No more holding back.
Be reckless.
Tell your Love to everybody. -- Rumi
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Although the road is never ending
take a step and keep walking,
do not look fearfully into the distance ...
On this path let the heart be your guide
for the body is hesitant and full of fear. -- Rumi
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Come on sweetheart
let's adore one another
before there is no more
of you and me -- Rumi
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Load the ship and set out. No one knows for certain whether the vessel will sink or reach the harbor. Cautious people say, 'I'll do nothing until I can be sure.' Merchants know better. If you do nothing, you lose. Don't be one of those merchants who wont risk the ocean. -- Rumi
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As for us, He has appointed the job of permanent unemployment.
If he wanted us to work, after all,
He would not have created this wine.
With a skinfull of this, Sir,
would you rush out to commit economics? -- Rumi
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Wisdom is like the rain.
It's supply is unlimited, but it comes down according to what the occasion requires -
in winter and spring, in summer and autumn,
always in due measure, more or less,
but the source of that rain is the oceans itself, which has no limits. -- Rumi
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Someone asks me, What is love?
Do not look for an explanation.
Dissolve into me, and you will know
when it calls. Respond.
Walk out as a lion, as a rose.
Inhale autumn, long for spring. -- Rumi
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Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence. -- Rumi
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What is a tiny insignificant seed that, when Spring arrives, It should not be annihilated for a tree to arrive. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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LOVE will lay a carpet of treasures under your feet. -- Rumi
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We are as the flute, and the music in us is from thee; we are as the mountain and the echo in us is from thee. -- Rumi
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Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest, and let the spirits fly in and out. -- Rumi
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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
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Bear the pain of longing silently, my heart
for this is the cure.
The ultimate sacrifice is to curb your desires
and surrender the ego. -- Rumi
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Every soul becomes gold
when touched by the Beloved. -- Rumi
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Knowing that conscious decisions and personal memory are much too small a place to live, every human being streams at night into the loving nowhere, or during the day, in some absorbing work. -- Rumi
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The core of the seen and unseen universe smiles, but remember smiles come best from those who weep. Lightning, then the rain-laughter. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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Death has nothing to do with going away.The sun sets
The moon sets
But they are not gone. -- Rumi
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Fasting blinds the body in order to open the eyes of your soul. -- Rumi
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Those who are pure in heart achieve God-consciousness; they are truly and actually aware of God at the center of their being (their heart). These sanctified individuals are said to be Possessors of the Heart. -- Rumi
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Without love, all worship is a burden, all dancing is a chore, all music is mere noise. -- Rumi
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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
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I desire you
more than food
and drink
My body
my senses
my mind
hunger for your taste
I can sense your presence
in my heart
although you belong
to all the world
I wait
with silent passion
for one gesture
one glance
from you -- Rumi
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Except for Love, nothing you see will remain forever. -- Rumi
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Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that -- Rumi
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The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart -- Rumi
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Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn't reach into majesty. -- Rumi
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At every instant and from every side, resounds the call of Love:
We are going to sky, who wants to come with us?
We have gone to Heaven, we have been the friends of the angels,
And now we will go back there, for there is our country. -- Rumi
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The Inspiration You Seek
Is Already Within You.
Be Silent And Listen. -- Rumi
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Treasures and armies do not make a king. A true king is a king within himself. -- Rumi
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There is a Soul within the Soul. Seek it out. There is a Treasure in your mountain. Seek it Out. A mystic in motion, if that's what you are, don't seek out there; seek inside. -- Rumi
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Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it. -- Rumi
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You must lance an ulcer to heal it. You must tear down parts of an old building to restore it, and so it is with a sensual life that has no spirit in it. -- Rumi
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Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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This world is full of remedies. But you have no remedy until God opens a window for you. You may not be aware of that remedy just now. In the hour of need it will be made clear to you. The Prophet said God made a remedy for every pain. -- Rumi
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I've been looking for a long, long time,
for this thing called love,
I've ridden comets across the sky,
and I've looked below and above.
Then one day I looked inside myself,
and this is what I found,
A golden sun residing there,
beaming forth God's light and sound. -- Rumi
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There is no salvation for the soul but to fall in Love. Only lovers can escape out of these two worlds. This was ordained in creation. Only from the heart can you reach the sky: The Rose of Glory can grow only from the heart. -- Rumi
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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
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I hear a drum in my soul's ear coming from the depth of the stars. -- Rumi
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A fish wants to dive from dry land
into the ocean
when it hears the roaring waves.
A falcon wants to return from the forest
to the King's wrist
when it hears the drum beating "Return."
A Sufi, shimmering with light,
wants to dance like a sunbeam
when darkness surrounds him. -- Rumi
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Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing. -- Rumi
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You soak up my soul and mingle me. Each drop of my blood cries out to the earth. We are partners, blended as one. -- Rumi
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If the wine drinker has a deep gentleness in him, he will show that when drunk. But if he has hidden anger and arrogance, those appear. -- Rumi
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Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love. -- Rumi
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Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being. -- Rumi
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The body itself is to reveal the light that's blazing inside your Presence. -- Rumi
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Disharmony prevails when you confuse
Lust with LOVE, while the distance
between the two is endless! -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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Here is a relationship booster
that is guaranteed to
Every time your spouse or lover says something stupid
make your eyes light up as if you
just heard something
brilliant. -- Rumi
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The woman
has great power. Se can tie knots in your chest that only God's breathing loosens. Don't
take her appeal lightly. -- Rumi
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You have forgotten the One
who doesn't care about ownership,
who doesn't try to turn a profit
from every human exchange. -- Rumi
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Pale sunlight, pale the wall. Love moves away. The light changes I need more grace than I thought. -- Rumi
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You transform all those who are touched by You. -- Rumi
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I will be waiting here ... For your silence to break, For your soul to shake, For your love to wake! -- Rumi
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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
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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
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I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves. -- Rumi
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Students of cunning have consumed their hearts and learned only tricks; they've thrown away real riches: patience, self-sacrifice, generosity. Rich thought opens the way. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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Counterfeiters exist because there is such a thing as real gold. -- Rumi
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Cease looking for flowers! There blooms a garden in your own home.
While you look for trinkets
The treasure house awaits you in your own being. -- Rumi
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We watch a sunlight dust dance,
and we try to be that lively,
but nobody knows what music those particles hear.
Each of us has a secret companion musician to dance to.
Unique rhythmic play, a motion in the street we alone know and hear. -- Rumi
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This world is in deep trouble, from top to bottom. But it can be swiftly healed by the balm of love. -- Rumi
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Your breath touched my soul and I saw beyond all limits. -- Rumi
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If you knew yourself for even one moment, if you could just glimpse your most beautiful face, maybe you wouldn't slumber so deeply in that house of clay. Why not move into your house of joy and shine into every crevice! For you are the secret Treasure-bearer, and always have been. Didn't you know? -- Rumi
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And if every way is closed before you. The secret one will show a secret path no other eyes have seen. -- Rumi
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The wave of Atlast came along and caulked the body's ship; when the ship is wrecked once more, the turn of union and encounter will come. -- Rumi
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We are even higher than the heavens, we are greater than angels; Why should we not transcend both? Our lodging-place is Majesty. -- Rumi
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If you are a man of learning, read something classic, a history of the human struggle and don't settle for mediocre verse. -- Rumi
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Inside of us, there's a continual autumn. Our leaves fall and are blown out over the water. -- Rumi
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I walk into a huge pasture. I nurse the milk of millennia. -- Rumi
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Thirst drove me down to the water
where I drank the moon's reflection. -- Rumi
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Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon. -- Rumi
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When someone critises or disagrees with you, a small ant of hatred and antagonism is born in your heart. If you do not squash that ant at once, it might grow into a snake, or even a dragon. -- Rumi
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There's a path from me to you
I'm constantly looking for,
so I try to keep clear and still
as water does with the moon. -- Rumi
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Lamps are different, but light is the same. -- Rumi
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I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God. -- Rumi
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To me nothing in the world is as precious as a genuine smile, especially from a child. -- Rumi
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Intellect in its effort to explain Love got stuck in the mud like an ass. Love alone could explain love and loving. -- Rumi
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A new moon teaches gradualness
and deliberation and how one gives birth
to oneself slowly. Patience with small details
makes perfect a large work, like the universe. -- Rumi
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The ocean of the body crashes against the ocean of the heart. Between them is a barrier they cannot cross. -- Rumi
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You are a lover of your own experience ... not of me ... you turn to me to feel ur own emotion -- Rumi
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Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end. -- Rumi
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Earth tries to work sorcery on us, saying Tomorrow, Tomorrow, but we outwit that spell by enjoying this now. -- Rumi
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This world's existence is one night long. There's a great lively gathering that night, but some people sleep through it. -- Rumi
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Do not grieve over any joy that has gone forever, for it will return to you in another form, know that for sure. -- Rumi
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If you only say one prayer in a day make it Thank You. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again. -- Rumi
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There is a field beyond all notions of right and wrong. Come, meet me there. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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Never lose hope, my heart, miracles dwell in the invisible. If the whole world turns against you keep your eyes on the Friend. -- Rumi
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Your happy songs bring to me the scent of Heaven. Please keep singing! -- Rumi
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Whatever purifies you is the right path, I will not try to define it. -- Rumi
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Speak any language, Turkish, Greek, Persian, Arabic, but always speak with love -- Rumi
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God looks not at your form, nor at your deeds, but at your Heart. -- Rumi
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You are the Essence of the Essence,
The intoxication of Love.
I long to sing Your Praises
but stand mute
with the agony of wishing in my heart ! -- Rumi
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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
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God (in His mercy) accepts false coin. -- Rumi
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Speak Little. Learn the words of eternity.
Go beyond your tangled thoughts and
find the splendor of paradise. -- Rumi
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All the world Loves You,
but You are nowhere to be found,
Hidden and yet ... completely obvious! -- Rumi
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If I hold you in my heart, you'll wither;
Become a thorn if I hold you in my eyes.
No, I'll make a place for you within my soul instead
So you'll be my love in lives beyond this life. -- Rumi
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This is a gathering of Lovers.
In this gathering
there is no high, no low,
no smart, no ignorant,
no special assembly,
no grand discourse,
no proper schooling required.
There is no master,
no disciple. -- Rumi
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Place a padlock on your throat and hide the key. -- Rumi
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Love is our steady guide on this road full of hardships. -- Rumi
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You have been a prisoner of a little pond I am the ocean and its turbulent flood Come merge with me leave this world of ignorance -- Rumi
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I am in the House of Mercy, and my heart is a place of prayer. -- Rumi
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I cannot sleep in your presence In your absence, tears prevent me you watch me my beloved on each sleepiness night and Only you see the difference -- Rumi
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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
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What hurts the soul? To live without tasting the water of its own essence. -- Rumi
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Happy, not from anything that happens. Warm, not from fire or a hot bath. Light, I register zero on a scale. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft,
wasn't it first merely a thought and a quest? -- Rumi
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With passion pray.
With passion make love.
With passion eat and drink and dance and play.
Why look like a dead fish
in this ocean of God? -- Rumi
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What sort of person says that he or she wants to be polished and pure, then complains about being handled roughly? -- Rumi
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I sail with you on the ocean of my dreams
to a far away distant Place of great beauty and tranquility.
where suffering and pain do not exist,
where we give praises for our joy and happiness,
where our Love interwines with Love for all things. -- Rumi
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You are more valuable than both heaven and earth.
What else can I say?
You don't know your own worth. -- Rumi
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Look what they've done to me;
I am disheveled, bewildered, confused.
Now please take my hand.
I am wandering about,
in awe and amazement of you.
Take my hand.
has someone to take care for them.
But look at me: I have no one.
Take my hand -- Rumi
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If you are wholly perplexed and in straits, have patience, for patience is the key to joy. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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Every fragile beauty, every perfect forgotten sentence,
you grieve their going away, but that is not how it is.
Where they come from never goes dry.
It is an always flowing spring. -- Rumi
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If you show patience
If you show patience, I'll rid you of this virtue.
If you fall asleep, I'll rub the sleep from your eyes.
If you become a mountain, I'll melt you in fire.
And if you become an ocean, I'll drink all your water. -- Rumi
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The glowing jewel says,
"Don't be fooled by my beauty -
the light of my face comes from
the candle of my spirit.
Every jewel says to you, "Be not satisfied with my beauty, for the light in my face derives from the candle of my awareness! -- Rumi
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Who says the eternal being does not exist? Who says the sun has gone out? Someone who climbs up on the roof and closes his eyes tight, and says, I don't see anything. -- Rumi
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To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes. -- Rumi
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Water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support. -- Rumi
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Argue not concerning God, ... re-examine all you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul ... . I -- Rumi
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Journeys bring power and love back into you. If you can't go somewhere, move in the passageways of the self. They are like shafts of light, always changing, and you change when you explore them. -- Rumi
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Heart is sea,
language is shore.
Whatever sea includes,
will hit the shore. -- Rumi
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The way to heaven is within. Shake the wings of love-when love's wings have become strong, there is no need to trouble about a ladder. -- Rumi
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And even if this world burns up hidden harps will still play here. -- Rumi
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We talk about this and that. There's no rest except on these branching moments. -- Rumi
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Wake up:
This world that you dream holds nothing to fear. -- Rumi
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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
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One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand. -- Rumi
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The Heart is your Student,
For love is the only way we learn. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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If you dig a pit for others to fall into, you will fall into it yourself. -- Rumi
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Don't wait any longer. Dive in the ocean, Leave and let the sea be you. -- Rumi
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There is a sun within every person. -- Rumi
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I seem restless,
but am deeply at ease.
Branches tremble;
the roots are still. -- Rumi
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The meaning of poetry has no sureness of direction; is like the sling, it is not under control. -- Rumi
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Little by little, wean yourself. This is the gist of what I have to say. From an embryo whose nourishment comes in the blood, move to an infant drinking milk, to a child on solid food, to a searcher after wisdom, to a hunter of invisible game. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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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
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When you are everywhere, you are nowhere
When you are somewhere, you are everywhere. -- Rumi
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Someone was saying yesterday, This world
began in time, but eternity will inherit it. -- Rumi
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The flower that does not smile
at the branches withers. -- Rumi
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My words are like a ship, and the sea is their meaning. Come to me and I will take you to the depths of spirit. -- Rumi
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There is no reality but God , says the completely surrendered sheik, who is an ocean for all beings. -- Rumi
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For the water animals, the ocean is like a garden; for the land animals, it is death and pain. -- Rumi
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Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion? -- Rumi
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What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle. -- Rumi
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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
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I can sense your presence in my Heart although you belong to all the world. -- Rumi
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Watch for all that beauty reflecting from you and sing a love song to your existence. -- Rumi
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Whoever has Heart's doors wide open,
could see the Sun itself in every atom. -- Rumi
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Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!
Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open? -- Rumi
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Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop. -- Rumi
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Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. -- Rumi
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My friend, you thought you lost Him;
that all your life you've been separated from Him.
Filled with wonder, you've always looked outside for Him,
and haven't searched within your own house. -- Rumi
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When one sense perceives the hidden, the invisible world becomes apparent to the whole. -- Rumi
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Friendship of the wise is good; a wise enemy is better than a foolish friend. -- Rumi
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A mountain keeps an echo deep inside itself.
That's how I hold your voice.
I am scrap wood thrown in your fire,
and quickly reduced to smoke. -- Rumi
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Return from existence to nonexistence. You are seeking the Lord and you belong to him. Nonexistence is a place of income; flee it not. This existence of more and less is a place of expenditure. -- Rumi
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I have been so naughted in Thy Love's existence that my nonexistence is a thousand times sweeter than my existence -- Rumi
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If the wind had taken me to you,
I would have held tight to the skirts of the wind.
I miss you so much that I would fly to you faster than a bird;
But how can a bird with a clipped wing fly -- Rumi
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Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows. -- Rumi
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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
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I love you neither with my heart
nor with my mind.
My heart might stop
my mind can forget.
I love you with
my soul because
my soul never stops
or forgets.
-Rumi -- Rumi
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Hear this if you can:
If you want to reach him
You have to go beyond yourself
And when you finally arrive at the land of absence
Be silent
Don't say a thing
Ecstasy, not words, is the language spoken there -- Rumi
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Though the words of the great saints appear in a hundred different forms, since God is one and the Way is one, how can their words be different? Though their teachings appear to contradict, their meaning is one. Separation exists in their outward form only; in inner purpose they all agree. -- Rumi
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On my heart in beautiful calligraphy You've written words that only You and I can know. Their secret You promised to reveal one day but now I see You were only teasing. -- Rumi
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Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you ... This turning toward what you deeply love saves you. -- Rumi
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There cannot be self-restraint in the absence of desire: when there is no adversary, what avails thy courage? Hark, do not castrate thyself, do not become a monk: chastity depends on the existence of lust. -- Rumi
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There is no Love greater than Love with no object. For then you, yourself, have become love, itself. -- Rumi
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Greed makes man blind and foolish, and makes him an easy prey for death. -- Rumi
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What strange beings we are! That sitting in hell at the bottom of the dark, we're afraid of our own immortality. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way. -- Rumi
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If you don't find true balance, anyone can deceive you. -- Rumi
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Do good to the people for the sake of God or for the peace of your own soul that you may always see what is pure and save your Heart from the darkness of hate -- Rumi
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My souls sits in silence, and then asks again, where are you in all of this? -- Rumi
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If you put your soul against the oar with me, the power that made the universe will enter your sinew from a source not outside of your limbs, but from a holy realm that lives within us. -- Rumi
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If I Separated Myself
From You ... I Would Turn
Entirely Thorn! -- Rumi
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Go my friend
bestow your love
even on your enemies
if you touch their hearts
what do you think will happen. -- Rumi
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Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. -- Rumi
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When you are dead, seek for your resting place not in the earth, but in the hearts of men. -- Rumi
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What is planted in each person's soul will sprout. -- Rumi
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Beware! Don't allow yourself to do what you know is wrong, relying on the thought, Later I will repent and ask God's forgiveness. -- Rumi
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There's no one with intelligence in this town except that man over there playing with the children, the one riding the stick horse. He has keen, fiery insight and vast dignity like the night sky, but he conceals it in the madness of child's play. -- Rumi
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There is no worse sickness for the soul, o you who are proud, than this pretense of perfection. -- Rumi
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Inside the Great Mystery that is, we don't really own anything. What is this competition we feel then, before we go, one at a time, through the same gate? -- Rumi
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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? -- Rumi
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From the urgent way lovers want each other to the seeker's search for truth, all moving is from the mover. Every Pull Draws Us To The Ocean. -- Rumi
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A seeker of Truth looks beyond the apparent and contemplates the hidden. -- Rumi
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If you desire healing, let yourself fall ill let yourself fall ill. -- Rumi
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Flowers every night Blossom in the sky; Peace in the Infinite, At peace am I. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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I honor those who try to rid themselves of any lying, who empty the self and have only clear being there. -- Rumi
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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 known
If you die to the temporal, You will become timeless. -- Rumi
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When you see the setting, wait for the rising. Why worry about a sunset or a fading moon? -- Rumi
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Whatever posessions and objects of its desires the lower self may obtain, it hangs on to them, refusing to let them go out of greed for more, or out of fear of poverty and need. -- Rumi
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Body of earth, don't talk of earth Tell the story of pure mirrors The Creator has given you this splendor
Why talk of anything else? -- Rumi
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Because of your love I have broken with my past -- Rumi
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Escape from the black cloud that surrounds you.
Then you will see your own light as radiant as the full moon. -- Rumi
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Faith in the king comes easily in lovely times, but be faithful now and endure, pale lover. -- Rumi
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Every moment, a voice, out of this world, calls on our soul, to wake up and rise. -- Rumi
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Love isn't the work of the tender and the gentle;
Love is the work of wrestlers.
The one who becomes a servant of lovers
is really a fortunate sovereign.
Don't ask anyone about Love; ask Love about Love.
Love is a cloud that scatters pearls. -- Rumi
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Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. -- Rumi
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You think you are alive because you breathe air? Shame on you, that you are alive in such a limited way. Don't be without Love, so you won't feel dead. Die in Love and stay alive forever. -- Rumi
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Friend, we're traveling together.
Throw off your tiredness. Let me show you
one tiny spot of the beauty that cannot be spoken.
I'm like an ant that's gotten into the granary, ludicrously happy, and trying to lug out
a grain that's way too big. -- Rumi
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Lose your soul in God's Love ...
I swear there is no other way ! -- Rumi
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Believe in love's infinite journey, for it is your own, for you are love. Love is life -- Rumi
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Yesterday is gone and took away its tale.
Today we must live a fresh story again. -- Rumi
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To change, you must face the dragon of your appetites with another dragon: the life-energy of the soul. -- Rumi
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Physical existence is so cramped.We grow old and bent over like embryos.Nine months passes;it is time to be born. The lamb wants to graze green daylight. There are ways of being born twice,of coming to where you fly,not individually like birds, but as the sun moves with his bride,sincerity. -- Rumi
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Be clear and smiling for those who are glad to see you.
Someone who is not, let his way darken like a pen leaving a faltering ink trail. -- Rumi
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Why should I stay at the bottom of a well, when a strong rope is in my hand? -- Rumi
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Be wild and crazy and drunk with Love,
if you are too careful, LOVE will not find you. -- Rumi
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The soul which cannot endure fire and smoke won't find the Secret. -- Rumi
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The mirror of the heart must be clear, so you can discern the ugly from the beautiful. -- Rumi
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Love cannot be described. It must be tasted. -- Rumi
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We began as mineral. We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again. -- Rumi
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Reason is the shadow cast by God; God is the sun. -- Rumi
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Oh you, unceasing sun, to me Your particles communicate The luminous essence of God, Are you our God? I do not know. Intoxicated, I say nought, Bewitched by the magic potion. I cannot differentiate Between my drunk and sober state. -- Rumi
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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
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Even though you're not equipped, keep searching: equipment isn't necessary on the way to the Lord. -- Rumi
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If the beloved is everywhere,
the lover is a veil,
but when living itself becomes
the Friend, lovers disappear. -- Rumi
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Where the lips are silent the heart has a thousand tongues. -- Rumi
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You are dreaming your thirst when the water you want is inside the big vein on your neck. -- Rumi
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This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden. -- Rumi
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When someone mentions the gracefulness of the night sky, climb up on the roof and dance and say, like this? -- 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. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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The day you were born, a ladder was set up to help you escape this world ... -- Rumi
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In the bazaar of herbs and potions Don't wander aimlessly, Find the shop with a potion That is sweet. -- Rumi
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The source of now is here. -- Rumi
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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
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Hear from the heart wordless mysteries. -- Rumi
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You knock at the door of Reality. You shake your thought wings, loosen your shoulders, and open. -- Rumi
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I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside. -- Rumi
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In this life many demolitions are actually renovations. -- Rumi
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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 -- Rumi
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Reality is blocked by form and image. -- Rumi
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There is a basket of fresh bread on your head, yet you go door to door asking for crusts. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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We should ask God to help us toward manners. Inner gifts do not find their way to creatures without just respect. -- Rumi
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Martyred plants from their shrouds. Their mouths -- Rumi
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There is some kiss we want with your whole lives, the touch of spirit on the body. Seawater begs the pearl to break its shell. And the lily, how passionately it needs some wild darling. -- Rumi
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From the beginning of my life
I have been looking for your face
but today I have seen it
Today I have seen
the charm, the beauty,
the unfathomable grace
of the face
that I was looking for -- Rumi
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Come to the orchard in Spring.
There is light and wine, and sweethearts
in the pomegranate flowers.
If you do not come, these do not matter.
If you do come, these do not matter. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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Anyone who knows me, should learn to know me again;
For I am like the Moon,
you will see me with new face everyday. -- Rumi
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Happy is the moment we sit together, with two forms, with two faces, yet one soul. You and I. -- Rumi
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You lack a foot to travel? Then journey into yourself - that leads to transformation of dust into pure gold. -- Rumi
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Your light is more magnificent than sunrise or sunset -- Rumi
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I am so happy, I cannot be contained in the world; / But like a spirit, I am hidden from the eyes of the world. -- Rumi
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Always search for your innermost nature in those you are with, as rose oil imbibes from roses. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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I learned that every mortal will taste death, But only some will taste life. -- Rumi
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Love calls - everywhere and always. We're sky bound. Are you coming? -- Rumi
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But learn this custom from the flower: silence your tongue. -- Rumi
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The Ego is a veil between humans and God'."
"In prayer all are equal. -- Rumi
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There is no room for hypocrisy. Why use bitter soup for healing when sweet water is everywhere? -- Rumi
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Lo, I am with you always means when you look for God, God is in the look of your eyes, in the thought of looking, nearer to you than your self, or things that have happened to you. There's no need to go outside. -- Rumi
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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
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There's a hidden sweetness in the stomach's emptiness. We are lutes, no more, no less. If the soundbox is stuffed full of anything, no music ... When you're full of food and drink, Satan sits where your spirit should ... -- Rumi
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Every love outside of HIS love, is pain. -- Rumi
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I will soothe you and heal you, I will bring you roses. I too have been covered with thorns. -- Rumi
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When you go to a garden, do you look at thorns or flowers? Spend more time with the roses and jasmine. -- Rumi
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Love is the instrument to unfold divine secrets ...
Love is the reign timeless, dimensionless ...
Lover is as distinct as the moon shining among stars on the sky.
Beloved is the sparkle in the heart of the Love. -- Rumi
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It is Love and the Lover that live eternally -
Don't lend your heart to anything else; all else is borrowed. -- Rumi
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Wake up Lovers, It is time to start the Journey! Let us kiss the ground & flow like a river towards the Ocean. Only love can lead the way. -- Rumi
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If your guidance is your ego, don't rely on luck for help. you sleep during the day and the nights are short. By the time you wake up your life may be over. -- Rumi
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You are the root of heaven, the morning star, the bright moon, the house of endless Love -- Rumi
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In this earth,
in this immaculate field,
we shall not plant any seeds
except for compassion,
except for love. -- Rumi
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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
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There is another language beyond language,
another place beyond heaven and hell.
Precious gems come from another mine,
the heart draws light from another source. -- Rumi
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What else can I say?
You will only hear
what you are ready to hear.
Don't nod your head,
Don't try to fool me
the truth of what you see
is written all over your face! -- Rumi
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Only union with you gives joy.
The rest if tearing down one building to put up another. -- Rumi
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Dancing is when you rise above both worlds, tearing your heart to pieces & giving up your soul -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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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
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Tie two birds together. They will not be able to fly, even though they now have four wings. -- Rumi
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My boat strikes something deep. At first sounds of silence, waves. Nothing has happened; Or perhaps everything has happened. and I am sitting in my new life. -- Rumi
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Be silent now. Say fewer and fewer praise poems. Let yourself become living poetry. -- Rumi
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There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into light. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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One day you will take me completely out of myself, I'll do what the angels cannot do. Your eyelash will write on my cheek the poem that hasn't been thought of. -- Rumi
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From cane reeds, sugar. From a worm's cocoon, silk. Be patient if you can, and from sour grapes will come something sweet. -- Rumi
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When love itself comes to kiss you, don't hold back! -- Rumi
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I am a bird of God's garden
and I do not belong to this dusty world
For a day or two they have put me here
in this cage of my own body
I did not come here of my own
I will not return of my own
to my own country. -- Rumi
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Make my heart, O heart of the universe, a divine bird that nests only on the throne of God. -- Rumi
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Whenever you are alone, remind yourself that God has sent everyone else away so that there is only you and Him. -- Rumi
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Look at these worlds spinning out of nothingness. That is within your power. -- Rumi
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They are the chosen ones
who have surrendered ...
Once they were particles of light
now they are the radiant sun! -- Rumi
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I drank that Wine of which the Soul is its vessel.
Its ecstasy has stolen my intellect away.
A Light came and kindled a Flame in the depth of my Soul.
A Light so radiant that the sun orbits around it like a butterfly. -- Rumi
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The deeper the grief, the more radiant the love. -- Rumi
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I thought, "First I will know you,
then I will die."
He replied,
"Whoever knows Me never dies. -- Rumi
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Listen to presences inside poems,
Let them take you where they will.
Follow those private hints,
and never leave the premises. -- Rumi
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Daylight, full of small dancing particles and the one great turning, our souls are dancing with you, without feet, they dance. Can you see them when I whisper in your ear? All day and night, music, a quiet, bright reedsong. If it fades, we fade. -- Rumi
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The spiritual path wrecks the body And afterwards restores it to health. It destroys the house to unearth the treasure, And with that treasure builds it better than before. -- Rumi
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He is a letter to everyone. You open it. It says, Live. -- Rumi
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Living lacks joy without you
dying lacks joy without you
How can I clear my mind of care for you?
I cannot manage without you.
Whatever I say, my source,
reveals my strengths and faults
So please, be gracious!
and repeat with me:
I cannot manage without you. -- Rumi
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The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire. -- Rumi
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Every step I take is a blessing. -- Rumi
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We have been secretly fed
from beyond space and time. That's why we look for something more than this. -- Rumi
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Many have been led astray by the Qur'an: by clinging to that rope many have fallen into the well. There is no fault in the rope, O perverse man, for it was you who had no desire to reach the top. -- Rumi
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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
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To live without you
is to be robbed of love
and what is life without it?
To live without you
is death to me, my love
but some call it life. -- Rumi
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When you see anyone complaining of such and such a person's ill-nature and bad temper, know that the complainant is bad-tempered, forasmuch as he speaks ill of that bad-tempered person, because he alone is good-tempered who is quietly forbearing towards the bad-tempered and ill-natured. -- Rumi
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Even when you tear its petals off one after another,
the rose keeps laughing and doesn't bend in pain.
"Why should I be afflicted because of a thorn?
It is the thorn which taught me how to laugh."
Whatever you lost through fate,
be certain that it saved you from pain. -- Rumi
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Behind every atom of this world hides an infinite Universe -- Rumi
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Wash the dust from your SOUl and HEART with wisdom's WATER. -- Rumi
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The Prophets accept all agony and trust it
For the water has never feared the fire. -- Rumi
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We often need to be refreshed. -- Rumi
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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
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A warm, rainy day-this is how it feels when friends get together. Friend refreshes friend then, as flowers do each others, in a spring rain. -- Rumi
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Oh my friend, all that you see of me is a shell, the rest belongs to love. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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When you seek Love
with all your Heart,
you shall find its echoes in the universe. -- Rumi
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I love this world, even as I hear the great wind of leaving it rising, for there is a grainy taste I prefer to every idea of heaven: human friendship. -- Rumi
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I am so small I can barely be seen.
How can this great love be inside me?
Look at your eyes. They are small,
but they see enormous things. -- Rumi
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You have been walking the water's edge, holding up your robes to keep them dry. You must dive naked under, deeper, under a thousand times deeper. Love flows down. -- Rumi
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You suppose you are the trouble
But you are the cure
You suppose that you are the lock on the door
But you are the key that opens it
It's too bad that you want to be someone else
You don't see your own face, your own beauty
Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours. -- Rumi
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You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Why do you worry? -- Rumi
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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 truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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I saw grief drinking a cup of sorrow and called out, 'It tastes sweet, does it not?' 'You've caught me,' grief answered, 'and you've ruined my business. How can I sell sorrow, when you know it's a blessing? -- Rumi
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Don't seek the water; get thirst. -- Rumi
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Passion and desire bind your Heart. Remove the locks. Become a key, become a key ... -- Rumi
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There is giving, and there is knowingness. Some have generosity and compassion but no true knowledge. Some have knowledge but no self-sacrifice. When both are present, that person is blessed and prosperous. Such a being is truly incomparable. -- Rumi
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Leave that which is not,
but appears to be. Seek that which is,
but is not apparent. -- Rumi
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I come to YOU without ME, come to ME without YOU. -- Rumi
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Everything is emptiness. Everything else, accidental. Emptiness brings peace to your loving. Everything else, disease. In this world of trickery, emptiness is what your soul wants. -- Rumi
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If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart. -- Rumi
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If you yearn for holy felicity,
shed your arrogance and Become A Seeker Of Hearts. -- Rumi
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People want you to be happy.
Don't keep serving them your pain!
If you could untie your wings
and free your soul of jealousy,
you and everyone around you
would fly up like doves. -- Rumi
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Since Love has made ruins of my heart
The sun must come and illumine them.
Such generosity has broken me with shame. -- Rumi
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The real beloved is your beginning and your end.
When you find that one,
you'll no longer expect anything else -- Rumi
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Prayer clears the mist
and brings back peace to the Soul ... -- Rumi
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Open your arms if you want the Beloved's embrace. -- Rumi
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That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquillity. -- Rumi
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Come sit with me! Let us drink the holy wine of happiness. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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Love possesses seven hundred wings, and each one extends from the highest heaven to the lowest earth. -- Rumi
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What is the mirror of Being? Non-being. Bring non-being as your gift, if you are not a fool. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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Live in the opening where
there is no door to hide behind. -- Rumi
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You cannot learn about Love, LOVE appears on the wings of grace. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. -- Rumi
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Give yourself completely to the one you call God. If you are not doing it you are wasting your time here. -- Rumi
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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 vow a hundred times.
Come, come again, come. -- Rumi
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Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the Moon. That Moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water. -- Rumi
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When love is not accepted move on;
when love is not appreciated walk away;
hopefully time will teach what real, true love is. -- Rumi
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The Past, the Future, O dear, is from you; you should regard both these as one. -- Rumi
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Live in the nowhere that you come from
even though you have got an address Here. -- Rumi
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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
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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. -- Rumi
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Don't ask me about prayer rocks
Anyplace I put my head is a prayer rock.
Don't talk of direction
All six directions face Him.
Gardens, flames, nightingale,
whirling dance, and brotherhood
Throw all these away
and throw yourself into His love. -- Rumi
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I am the call of love ...
Can you hear me in the full grasses, in the scented winds ?
It is I who makes the garden smile. -- Rumi
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I am merely a guest born in this world, to know the secrets that lie beyond it. -- Rumi
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There's hidden sweetness in the stomach's emptiness. -- Rumi
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You hurt and have sharp desire,
yet your presence is a healing calm. -- Rumi
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I am so mad with love that mad men say to me - be still! -- Rumi
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There is a life in you, search that life, search the secret jewel in the mountain of your body. -- Rumi
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Excuse my wandering.
How can one be orderly with this?
It's like counting leaves in a garden,
along with the song-notes of partridges,
and crows.
Sometimes organization
and computation become absurd. -- Rumi
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With love you don't bargain. There, the choice is not yours. Love is a mirror, it reflects only your essence, if you have the courage to look in its face. -- Rumi
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Love is a mirror. In it you see nothing except your reflection. You see nothing except your real face. -- Rumi
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Look as long as you can at the friend you love,
no matter whether that friend is moving away from you
or coming back toward you. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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The wound is the place where the Light enters you. -- Rumi
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Come, come, whoever you are, come.
Infidel, idolator, Wanderer, fire-worshipper, it doesn't matter, come.
Ours is not a convent of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times,
Come, come again. -- Rumi
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We are all the same ... all the same ...
longing to find our way back ...
back to the One ... back to the Only One! -- Rumi
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Take someone who doesn't keep score,
who's not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing,
who has not the slightest interest even
in his own personality: he's free. -- Rumi
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There is something to be said for anyone who sits alone with dignity and silently begs for God. -- Rumi
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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
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Oh! joy for he who has escaped from this world of perfumes and color! For beyond these colors and these perfumes, these are other colors in the heart and the soul. -- Rumi
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He has afflicted you from every direction in order to pull you back to the directionless ... -- Rumi
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Seek the sound that never ceases. Seek the sun that never sets. -- Rumi
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I was a tiny bug. Now a mountain. I was left behind. Now honored at the head. You healed my wounded hunger and anger, and made me a poet who sings about joy. -- Rumi
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You cannot hide love
Love will get on its way
To the heart of someone you love
Far or near, it goes home
To where it belongs
To the heart of lovers -- Rumi
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Peace is wonderful, but / ecstatic dance is more fun / and less narcissistic -- Rumi
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God made the Illusion look Real and the Real an Illusion ! -- Rumi
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Give up to grace. The ocean takes care of each wave 'til it gets to shore. You need more help than you know. -- Rumi
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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 hair
My face became all eyes, and my eyes all hands. -- Rumi
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Lovers find secret places inside this violent world where they make transactions with beauty. -- Rumi
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There's no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself. -- Rumi
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Shams is a trumpet note of light
that starts the atoms spinning,
a wind that comes at dawn
tasting of bread and salt.
Move to the edge and over. Fly with the wings
he gives, and if you get tired, lie down,
but keep opening inside your soul. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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Your soul is so close to mine
That what you dream, I know. ...
I know everything you think of: your heart is so close to mine! -- Rumi
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Oh you, straying heart, just come! Oh you, aching liver, just come! If the path to the gate is closed, Take the way by the wall, but come! -- Rumi
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That's how you came here, like a star without a name. Move across the night sky with those anonymous lights. -- Rumi
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Now is the time to unite the soul and the world. Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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A little while alone in your room
will prove more valuable than anything else
that could ever be given you. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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Come out of the circle of time
And into the circle of love. -- Rumi
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Walk to the well.
Turn as the earth and the moon turn,
circling what they love.
Whatever circles comes from the center. -- Rumi
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If all you can do is crawl, start crawling. -- Rumi
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I didn't come here of my own accord, and I can't leave that way.
Whoever brought me here will have to take me home. -- Rumi
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Since I was cut from the reedbed I have made this crying sound. Anyone separated from someone he loves understands what I say. Anyone pulled from a Source longs to go back. -- Rumi
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When lovers of life get ready to dance, the earth shakes and the sky trembles. -- Rumi
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It is God's kindness to terrify you in order to lead you to safety. -- Rumi
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Though Destiny a hundred times waylays you,in the end it pitches a tent for you in Heaven.
It is God's loving kindness to terrify you,in order to lead you to His Kingdom of safety. -- Rumi
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I found the Divine within my Heart. -- Rumi
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My religion is to be alive from LOVE. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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The wailing of broken hearts
is the doorway to God. -- Rumi
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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 -- Rumi
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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
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I could spend a lifetime
delighting in the image of the Friend
But once my heart beholds the Friend
then the pain becomes more precious
than a thousand delights. -- Rumi
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Where, with your one rose you can buy hundreds of rose gardens? -- Rumi
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Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death. -- Rumi
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Your heart mirrors not His love,
Rusty with your sins it is,
Remove this rust and you shall
Perceive how Glorious He is. -- Rumi
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The soul has been given it's own ears to hear things the mind does not understand. -- Rumi
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Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes. -- Rumi
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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 worlds
that you keep reaching for,
hoping they will make you more alive? -- Rumi
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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
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Be drunk with LOVE, for Love is all that exists. -- Rumi
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Those who practice Love have neither Religion or Status. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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The wealth within you, your essence, is your kingdom. -- Rumi
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What is agony of the spirit? To advance toward death without seizing hold of the Water of Life. -- Rumi
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Nothing is meaningful except surrendering to love. Do it. -- Rumi
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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
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Embrace the light and let it guide you Beyond the winds of desire. -- Rumi
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Thinking gives off smoke to prove the existence of fire. A mystic sits inside the burning. There are wonderful shapes in rising smoke that imagination loves to watch. But it's a mistake to leave the fire for that filmy sight. Stay here at the flame's core. -- Rumi
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The body's a mirror of heaven: Its energies make angels jealous. Our purity astounds seraphim. Devils shiver at our nerve. -- Rumi
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When God
wishes to help,
he lets us weep.
Wherever water flows,
life flourishes,
wherever tears fall
divine mercy is shown. -- Rumi
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I lamented in every gathering;
I associated with those in bad or happy circumstances.
(But) everyone became my friend from his (own) opinion;
he did not seek my secrets from within me.
My secret is not far from my lament,
but eyes and ears do not have the light (to sense it. -- Rumi
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Every door is another passage, another boundary we have to go beyond. -- Rumi
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Lovers don't meet in the end, they are in each other forever. -- Rumi
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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. -- Rumi
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It's your road & yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you -- Rumi
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When you hear dirty story
wash your ears.
When you see ugly stuff
wash your eyes.
When you get bad thoughts
wash your mind.
Keep your feet muddy. -- Rumi
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Listen, open a window to God and begin to delight yourself by gazing upon Him through the opening. -- Rumi
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Look at me as many times as you wish,
but you won't get to know me!
Since you have last seen me,
I've changed a hundred times! -- Rumi
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I open and fill with
LOVE and what is not
LOVE ... evaporates! -- Rumi
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How do I know who I am or where I am? How could a single wave locate itself in an ocean. -- Rumi
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Friends are enemies sometimes, and enemies friends. -- Rumi
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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 -- Rumi
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Were there no men of vision, all who are blind would be dead. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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Nightingales are put in cages because their songs give pleasure. Whoever heard of keeping a crow? -- Rumi
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There is little one can say about love. It has to be lived, and it's always in motion. -- Rumi
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You have mourned over others; now sit down for a while and weep over your own self. -- Rumi
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A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison. -- Rumi
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Awe is the salve that will heal our eyes. -- Rumi
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Oh Beloved, take me. Liberate my soul. Fill me with your love and release me from the two worlds. If I set my heart on anything but you let fire burn me from inside. Oh Beloved, take away what I want. Take away what I do. Take away what I need. Take away everything that takes me from you. -- Rumi
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To praise is to praise how one surrenders to the emptiness. -- Rumi
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Love so needs to love that it will endure almost anything, even abuse, just to flicker for a moment. But the sky's mouth is kind, its song will never hurt you, for I sing those words. -- Rumi
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All religions. All this singing. One song. Peace be with you. -- Rumi
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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? -- Rumi
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As long as an angel is not annihilated, it is a devil. -- Rumi
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I made an oath to myself:
as long as I live
as long as my soul remains in this body
I won't deviate from the right way
but later I looked to my left and then to my right
and I saw our beloved everywhere
how could I make a wrong turn? -- Rumi
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Soul, a moving river. Body, the riverbed. -- Rumi
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Because I cannot sleep i make music in the night -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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Sell Not Yourself At Little Price, Being So Precious In
God's Eyes. -- Rumi
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Love's nationality is separate from all other religions, The lover's religion and nationality is the Beloved (God). The lover's cause is separate from all other causes Love is the astrolabe of God's mysteries. -- Rumi
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All winter you carved water jars out of ice.
How well will they hold the summer snowmelt? -- Rumi
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Within tears, find hidden laughter
Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one. -- Rumi
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Whenever sorrow comes, be kind to it.
For God has placed a pearl in sorrow's hand. -- Rumi
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In Winter the bare boughs that seem to sleep Work covertly, preparing for their Spring. -- Rumi
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Live at the empty heart of paradox.
I'll dance with you there, cheek to cheek. -- Rumi
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Give yourself a kiss. If you want to hold the beautiful one, hold yourself. -- Rumi
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I have no fear
to burn my mouth and throat
I'm ready to drink every flame and more. -- Rumi
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Ecstatic Love is an ocean, and the Milky Way is a flake of foam floating on it. -- Rumi
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Free of who I was, free of presence, free of dangerous fear, hope, free of mountainous wanting. -- Rumi
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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
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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
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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
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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. -- Rumi
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Are you jealous of the ocean's generosity?
Why would you refuse to give
this joy to anyone?
Fish don't hold the sacred liquid in cups!
They swim the huge fluid freedom. -- Rumi
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Brother, stand the pain. Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun. Turn away from the cave of your sleeping. That way a thorn expands to a rose. -- Rumi
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What? Are you still pretending you are separate from the Beloved? -- Rumi
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Be silent, Only the Hand of God Can remove The burdens of your heart. -- Rumi
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The lover's ailment is separate from all other ailments: love is the astrolabe of the mysteries of God. -- Rumi
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The sweetness and delights of the resting-place are in proportion to the pain endured on the Journey. Only when you suffer the pangs and tribulations of exile will you truly enjoy your homecoming. -- Rumi
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I'm dominated by Love, By my passion of love for Love -- Rumi
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The cure for pain is in the pain. Good and bad are mixed. If you don't have both, you don't belong with us. -- Rumi
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Be relentless in your looking, because you are the one you seek. -- Rumi
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Your way begins at the other side.
Become the sky.
Take an axe to the prison wall.
Walk out like someone suddenly born into color.
Do it now. -- Rumi
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Love is the way messengers
from the mystery tell us things -- Rumi
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Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart. -- Rumi
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No one knows what makes the soul wake up so happy! Maybe a dawn breeze has blown the veil from the face of God. -- Rumi
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Don't knock on any random door like a beggar. Reach your long hand out to another door, beyond where you go on the street, the street where everyone says, "How are you?" and no one says How aren't you? -- Rumi
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Let yourself be gently pulled by the deeper desire of what you want. -- Rumi
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Flowers open every night
across the sky, a breathing peace,
and sudden flame catching. -- Rumi
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Today, let us swim wildly, joyously in gratitude. -- Rumi
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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. -- Rumi
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I am smiling at myself today There's no wish left in this heart Or perhaps there is no heart left Free from all desire I sit quietly like Earth My silent cry echoes like thunder Throughout the universe I am not worried about it I know it will be heard by no one Except me. -- Rumi
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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
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Be with those who help your being. -- Rumi
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I came to this earth so that I could find my way back to my Beloved. -- Rumi
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You sit here for days saying, This is strange business. You're the strange business. You have the energy of the sun in you, but you keep knotting it up at the base of your spine. You're some weird kind of gold that wants to stay melted in the furnace, so you won't have to become coins. -- Rumi
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Friend, our closeness is this : Anywhere
you put your foot, feel me in the firmness
under you.
How is it with this love,
I see your world, but not you? -- Rumi
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Dear soul, don't set a high value on someone before they deserve it; You either lose them or ruin yourself ... ! -- Rumi
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Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love. -- Rumi
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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
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My dear soul, flee from the worthless,
stay close only to those with a pure heart.
Like attracts like.
A crow will lead you to the graveyard,
a parrot to a lump of sugar. -- Rumi
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Regard a king as someone unconcerned with kingship. -- Rumi
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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
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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. -- Rumi
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You are a volume in the divine book
A mirror to the power that created the universe
Whatever you want, ask it of yourself
Whatever you're looking for can only be found
Inside of you -- Rumi
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Disputational knowing wants customers. It has no soul. -- Rumi
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Was dead
i came alive
i was tears
i became laughter
all because of love
when it arrived
my temporal life
from then on
changed to eternal -- Rumi
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In the slaughterhouse of love, they kill only the best, none of the weak or deformed. Don't run away from this dying. Whoever's not killed for love is dead meat. -- Rumi
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In love's country, language doesn't have its place. Love is mute. -- Rumi
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When you go through a hard period,
When everything seems to oppose you,
... When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,
Because it is the time and place that the course will divert! -- Rumi
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My lips got lost on the way to the kiss -
that's how drunk I
was. -- Rumi
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This phantom world gave you false signs But you turned from the illusion and journeyed to the land of truth. -- Rumi
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There is a way of loving not attached to what is loved.
Observe how water is with the ground,
always moving toward the ocean,
though the ground tries to hold water's foot
and not let it go. -- Rumi
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When your love contracts in anger, the atmosphere itself feels threatening. But when you're expansive, no matter what the weather, you're in an open, windy field with friends. -- Rumi
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There is a window from one heart to another heart. -- Rumi
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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
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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. -- Rumi
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When setting out on a journey do not seek advice from someone who never left home -- Rumi
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The intellectual quest, though fine as pearl or coral, is not the spiritual search. That spiritual search is on another level. Spiritual wine is a different substance. -- Rumi
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What is the body? That shadow of a shadow
of your love, that somehow contains
the entire universe. -- Rumi
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I've said before that every craftsman searches for what's not there to practice his craft. -- Rumi