Rumi, fully Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rumi

Rumi, fully Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rumi

Persian Poet, Jurist, Theologian and Sufi Mystic, Known as “Rumi” meaning “the Roman”

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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.

What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.

When soul rises into lips you feel the kiss you have wanted.

Where Lover, Loving, and Loved are One, Every moment is made glorious by the Light Of Love.

Why are you so busy with this or that or good or bad pay attention to how things blend why talk about all the known and the unknown see how unknown merges into the known why think separately of this life and the next when one is born from the last.

You already have the precious mixture that will make you well. Use it.

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

The lion is most handsome when looking for food.

The Prophets accept all agony and trust it for the water has never feared the fire.

The universe and the light of the stars come through me.

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

There is only one search: wandering... no dogma and no heresy.

This aloneness is worth more than a thousand lives. This freedom is worth more than all the lands on earth. To be one with the truth for just a moment, Is worth more than the world and life itself.

This that is tormented and very tired, tortured with restraints like a madman, this heart.

Tonight we go to that place of eternity. This is the wedding Night- a never ending union of Lover and beloved. We whisper gentle secrets to each other and the child of the universe, takes its first breath.

We can only learn to love by loving.

What I most want is to spring out of this personality, then to sit apart from that leaping. I've lived too long where I can be reached.

When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease, then leave him who will not be cured, and tell your story to someone who seeks the truth.

Where lowland is, that's where water goes. All medicine wants is pain to cure.

Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?

The Eternal looked upon me for a moment with His eye of power, and annihilated me in His being, and become manifest to me in His essence. I saw I existed through Him.

The lion who breaks the enemy's ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself.

The rain-weeping and the sun burning twine together to make us grow. Keep your intelligence white-hot and your grief glistening, so your life will stay fresh. Cry easily like a little child.

The water in the stream may have changed many times, but the reflection of the moon and the stars remains the same.

There is a candle in the heart of man, waiting to be kindled. In separation from the Friend, there is a cut waiting to be stitched. O, you who are ignorant of endurance and the burning fire of love. Love comes of its own free will; it can't be learned in any school.

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Persian Poet, Jurist, Theologian and Sufi Mystic, Known as “Rumi” meaning “the Roman”