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“Lovers find secret places
inside this violent world
where they make transactions
with beauty.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“The lion is most handsome when looking for food.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“The rose's rarest essence lives in the thorns.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
tags: rumi
“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“I searched for God among the Christians and on the Cross and therein I found Him not.
I went into the ancient temples of idolatry; no trace of Him was there.
I entered the mountain cave of Hira and then went as far as Qandhar but God I found not.
With set purpose I fared to the summit of Mount Caucasus and found there only 'anqa's habitation.
Then I directed my search to the Kaaba, the resort of old and young; God was not there even.
Turning to philosophy I inquired about him from ibn Sina but found Him not within his range.
I fared then to the scene of the Prophet's experience of a great divine manifestation only a "two bow-lengths' distance from him" but God was not there even in that exalted court.
Finally, I looked into my own heart and there I saw Him; He was nowhere else.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation!”
Jalaluddin Rumi
tags: love
“Drum sound rises on the air, its throb, my heart.

A voice inside the beat says, "I know you're tired, but come. This is the way.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi
“Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom.
How do they learn it?
They fall and falling,
they're given wings.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“I will soothe you and heal you,
I will bring you roses.
I too have been covered with thorns.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“Gamble everything for love, if you're a true human being.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“Do not leave me,
hide in my heart like a secret,
wind around my head like a turban.
"I come and go as I please,"
you say, "swift as a heartbeat."
You can tease me as much as you like
but never leave me.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“You are so weak. Give up to grace.
The ocean takes care of each wave till it gets to shore.
You need more help than you know.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi
“Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, مثنوی معنوی
tags: pain
“The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“I will be waiting here....
For your silence to break,
For your soul to shake,
For your love to wake!”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi
“Shine like the whole universe is yours.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing
“Keep walking, though there's no place to get to.
Don't try to see through the distances.
That's not for human beings. Move within,
But don't move the way fear makes you move.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“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”
Jalaluddin Rumi, Hush, Don't Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi
“Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“Give your weakness to one who helps.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
tags: god, love
“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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
“I am yours.
Don't give myself back to me.”
Jalaluddin Rumi
tags: love
“What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi
“You are a lover of your own experience ... not of me ... you turn to me to feel ur own emotion”
Jalaluddin Rumi, مثنوی معنوی


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