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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When your love contracts in anger, the atmosphere itself feels threatening. But when you're expansive, no matter what the weather, you're in an open, windy field with friends.

Why am I seeking? I am the same as He. His essence speaks through me. I have been looking for myself.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

The ear participates, and helps arrange marriages; the eye has already made love with what it sees. The eye knows pleasure, delights in the body's shape: the ear hears words that talk about all this. When hearing takes place, character areas change; but when you see, inner areas change. If all you know about fire is what you have heard see if the fire will agree to cook you! Certain energies come only when you burn. If you long for belief, sit down in the fire! When the ear receives subtly; it turns into an eye. But if words do not reach the ear in the chest, nothing happens.

The light which shines in the eye is really the light of the heart.

The Prophet said: 'Women and the wise win hearts full income to their owners. Cahillerse woman is superior, because they act tough and rebellious. ' Subtlety, grace and mercy they are rare, because the natures of the animals' Almighty. Love and kindness characteristic of humanity. Anger and lust, characteristic of animality. He is the light of the grace of Allah, is not dear. O, it is creative, not created.

The undisciplined man doesn't wrong himself alone he sets fire to the whole world.

There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don't think all ecstasies are the same!

There is none dwelling in the house but God. When a man is awakened he melts and perishes.

Thirst drove me down to the water where I drank the moon's reflection.

This silence, this moment, every moment, if it's genuinely inside you, brings what you need. There's nothing to believe. Only when I stopped believing in myself did I come into this beauty. Sit quietly, and listen for a voice that will say, 'Be more silent.' Die and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign that you've died. Your old life was a frantic running from silence. Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.

Tonight we go to that place of eternity. Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love.

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.

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