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“Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies.”
Rumi, مثنوی معنوی
tags: pain
“Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.”
Rumi, The Essential 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
“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
“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
“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
“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”
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.”
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
“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”
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
“Gamble everything for love, if you're a true human being.”
Rumi
“Give your weakness to one who helps.”
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
“You are a lover of your own experience ... not of me ... you turn to me to feel ur own emotion”
Rumi, مثنوی معنوی
“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
“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
tags: rumi
“The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground.”
Rumi
“Shine like the whole universe is yours.”
Rumi
“Beyond our ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’
doesn’t make sense any more.”
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
“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, you, he, she, we
In the garden of mystic lovers,
these are not true distinctions.”
Rumi
“Let silence take you to the core of life.”
Rumi
“Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you've been given the door with open.”
Rumi
“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
tags: love
“I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away.”
Rumi
“The universe and the light of the stars come through me.”
Rumi
“Lovers find secret places
inside this violent world
where they make transactions
with beauty.”
Rumi
“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
tags: poem


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