Rumi, fully Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rumi

Rumi, fully Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rumi
1207
1273

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

Author Quotes

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. This gathering is more like a drunken party, full of tricksters, fools, mad men and mad women. This is a gathering of Lovers.

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.

Try another way of looking. Try you looking and the whole universe seeing.

We may know who we are or we may not. We may be Muslims, Jews or Christians but until our hearts become the mold for every heart we will see only our differences.

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.

When you come looking for sugar, your bag will be examined to see how much it can hold; it will be filled accordingly.

Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.

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?

The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.

The middle path is the way to wisdom.

The sky was lit by the splendor of the moon So powerful I fell to the ground Your love has made me sure I am ready to forsake this worldly life and surrender to the magnificence of your Being.

The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.

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.

There's courage involved if you want to become truth.

This is how I would die into the love I have for you: as pieces of cloud dissolve in sunlight.

Through love scraps of copper are turned to gold.

Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.

We must die to become true human beings.

What was said to the rose that made it open was said to me here in my chest.

When you do things from your soul you feel a river moving in you, a joy. When action come from another section, the feeling disappears.

Who gets up early to discover the moment light begins?

Within tears, find hidden laughter Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one.

The ground submits to the sky and suffers whatever comes. Tell me, is the Earth worse for giving in like that?

The mind, this globe of awareness, is a starry universe that when you push off with your foot, a thousand new roads become clear, as you yourself do at dawn, sailing through the light.

The soul is here for its own joy.

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First Name
Rumi, fully Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rumi
Birth Date
1207
Death Date
1273
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Persian Poet, Jurist, Theologian and Sufi Mystic, Known as “Rumi” meaning “the Roman”