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“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”
Rumi
“Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation!”
Rumi
tags: love
“The rose's rarest essence lives in the thorns.”
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
“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”
Rumi
“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.”
Rumi, The Essential Rumi
“Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies.”
Rumi, مثنوی معنوی
tags: pain
“Run from what's comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I'll be mad.”
Rumi
“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.”
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.”
Rumi
“Lovers find secret places
inside this violent world
where they make transactions
with beauty.”
Rumi
“Keep walking, though there's no place to get to.
Don't try to see through the distances.
That's not for human beings. Move within,
But don't move the way fear makes you move.”
Rumi
“Gamble everything for love, if you're a true human being.”
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.”
Rumi, The Essential Rumi
“The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.”
Rumi
“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.”
Rumi
tags: god, love
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
Rumi
“Give your weakness to one who helps.”
Rumi
“Shine like the whole universe is yours.”
Rumi
“I will soothe you and heal you,
I will bring you roses.
I too have been covered with thorns.”
Rumi
“I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away.”
Rumi
“You are a lover of your own experience ... not of me ... you turn to me to feel ur own emotion”
Rumi, مثنوی معنوی
“For without you, I swear, the town
Has become like a prison to me.
Distraction and the mountain
And the desert, all I desire.”
Rumi, Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of 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, Hush, Don't Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi
“The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground.”
Rumi
“Let silence take you to the core of life.”
Rumi
“Love is the cure,
for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain
until your eyes constantly exhale love as effortlessly as your body yields its scent.”
Rumi
“What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.”
Rumi, The Essential Rumi
“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.”
Rumi
“Love calls - everywhere and always.
We're sky bound.
Are you coming?”
Rumi
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