Rumi Quotes

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi

The wound is the place where the light enters you. - Rumi Quotes

 

“There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.” – Rumi

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Rumi

“When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnia’s and the difference between them.” – Rumi

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” – Rumi

“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.” – Rumi

“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.” – Rumi

“Separation from God is like a well. Remembrance of Him is the rope.” – Rumi

“God has planted in your heart the desire to search for Him. Every seeker is worthy of this search. Strive to redouble your efforts, so that your soul may escape from this material prison.” – Rumi

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” – Rumi

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter.” – Rumi

“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.” – Rumi

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” – Rumi

“Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.” – Rumi

“Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.” - Rumi Quotes

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty I learn how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” – Rumi

“What you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” – Rumi

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” – Rumi

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” – Rumi

“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.” – Rumi

“Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the earth for modesty.” – Rumi

“The cure for pain is in the pain.” – Rumi

“Christian, Jew, Muslim, Shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.” – Rumi

“A mountain keeps an echo deep inside. That’s how I hold your voice.” – Rumi

“Start a huge, foolish project. It makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.” – Rumi

“Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality, he’s free.” – Rumi

“Reason is powerless in the expression of love.” – Rumi

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” – Rumi

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? - Rumi Quotes

 

“From my first breath I have longed for Him. This longing has become my life. This longing has seen me grow old.” – Rumi

“If destiny comes to help you, love will come to meet you. A life without love isn’t a life.” – Rumi

“Faith brings relief to the heart from pain and suffering, weakness of faith leads to despair and torment.” – Rumi

“When you go through a hard period, when everything seems to oppose you, when you feel you cannot even bear one more minute, never give up. Because it is the time and place that the course will divert.” – Rumi

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” – Rumi

“Like a sculptor, if necessary, carve a friend out of stone. Realize that your inner sight is blind and try to see a treasure in everyone.” – Rumi

“When someone is counting out gold for you, don’t look at your hands, or the gold. Look at the giver.” – Rumi

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi

“Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.” – Rumi

“I will be waiting here for your silence to break, for your soul to shake, for your love to wake.” – Rumi

“Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.” – 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

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” – Rumi

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” - Rumi Quotes

“This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all.” – Rumi

“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.” – Rumi

“Here is a guaranteed relationship booster: every time your spouse or lover says something stupid, make your eyes light up as if you just heard something brilliant.” – Rumi

“Lovers find secret places inside this violent world where they make transactions with beauty.” – Rumi

“Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?” – Rumi

“Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.” – Rumi

“Listen with ears of tolerance. See through the eyes of compassion. Speak with the language of love.” – Rumi

“Never lose hope, my heart, miracles dwell in the invisible. If the whole world turns against you keep your eyes on the friend.” – Rumi

“Pull the thorn of existence out of the heart. For when you do, you will see thousands of rose gardens in yourself.” – Rumi

“Thankfulness brings you to the place where the beloved lives.” – Rumi

“Hardship may dishearten at first, but every hardship passes away. All despair is followed by hope; all darkness is followed by sunshine.” – Rumi

“The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.” – Rumi

“There is loneliness more precious than life. There is freedom more precious than the world. Infinitely more precious than life and the world is that moment when one is alone with God.” – Rumi

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. - Rumi Quotes

 

“If you can disentangle yourself from your selfish self all heavenly spirits will stand ready to serve you.” – Rumi

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter.” – Rumi

“Paradise is surrounded by what we dislike; the fires of hell are surrounded by what we desire.” – Rumi

“Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes.” – Rumi

“If you want to be more alive, love is the truest health.” – Rumi

“Peaceful is the one who’s not concerned with having more or less. Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself.” – Rumi

“The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.” – Rumi

“When you lose all sense of self the bonds of a thousand chains will vanish. Lose yourself completely, return to the root of the root of your own soul.” – Rumi

“The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand.” – Rumi

“Now be silent. Let the one who creates the words speak. He made the door. He made the lock. He also made the key.” – Rumi

“Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love.” – Rumi

“Stay close only to those with a pure heart. A crow will lead you to the graveyard, a parrot to a lump of sugar.” – Rumi

“Don’t make the body do what the spirit does best, and don’t put a big load on the spirit that the body could easily carry.” – Rumi

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” – Rumi

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” - Rumi Quotes

“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.” – Rumi

“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” – Rumi

“Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.” – Rumi

“I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.” – Rumi

“You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck.” – Rumi

“Anyone who knows me should learn to know me again. For I am like the Moon, you will see me with new face every day.” – Rumi

“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

“Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.” – Rumi

“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.” – Rumi

“Soul, if you want to learn secrets, your heart must forget about shame and dignity. You are God’s lover, yet you worry what people are saying.” – Rumi

“In the house of lovers, the music never stops, the walls are made of songs and the floor dances.” – Rumi

“The ego is a veil between humans and God. In prayer all are equal.” – Rumi

“Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.” – Rumi

Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself. - Rumi Quotes

 

“Know that every bad habit is a thorn bush. After all, many is the time its thorns have pierced your feet.” – Rumi

“Beware! Don’t allow yourself to do what you know is wrong, relying on the thought, “Later I will repent and ask God’s forgiveness.” – Rumi

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.” – Rumi

“The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. We must get up and take that in, that wind that lets us live. Breathe before it’s gone.” – Rumi

“The angel is free because of his knowledge, the beast because of his ignorance. Between the two remains the man to struggle.” – Rumi

“Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen.” – Rumi

“Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real Sufis just laugh. Nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl.” – Rumi

“Look for the answer inside your question.” – Rumi

“A little while alone in your room will prove more valuable than anything else that could ever be given you.” – Rumi

“This is what love does and continues to do. It tastes like honey to adults and milk to children.” – Rumi

“Be crumbled. So wild flowers will come up where you are. You have been stony for too many years. Try something different.” – Rumi

“Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end.” – Rumi

“There is a way between voice and presence, where information flows. In disciplined silence it opens; with wandering talk it closes.” – Rumi

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” – Rumi

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” - Rumi Quotes

“Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.” – Rumi

“Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.” – Rumi

“If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.” – Rumi

“Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground be crumbled so wildflowers will come up where you are.” – Rumi

“Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguise.” – Rumi

“The fault is in the one who blames. Spirit sees nothing to criticize.” – Rumi

“The art of knowing is to know what to ignore.” – Rumi

“Be certain that in the religion of love there are no believers and unbelievers. Love embraces all.” – Rumi

“Treasure is stored in the ruined places. Do not break the hearts of the poor and heartbroken people.” – Rumi

“Dear soul, don’t set a high value on someone before they deserve it. You either lose them or ruin yourself.” – Rumi

“Get yourself out of the way, and let joy have more space.” – Rumi

“When you are everywhere, you are nowhere. When you are somewhere, you are everywhere.” – Rumi

“Protect yourself from your own thoughts.” – Rumi

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” – Rumi

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. - Rumi Quotes

 

“To become spiritual, you must die to self, and come alive in the Lord.” – Rumi

“If you tan the human soul with harsh discipline and suffering, it will gradually become pure, lovely, and very strong.” – Rumi

“To die to self through self-discipline causes suffering but brings you everlasting life.” – Rumi

“Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don’t walk into the river, listen to the ocean.” – Rumi

“Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.” – Rumi

“Respond to every call that excites your spirit. Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back toward disease and death.” – Rumi

“Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.” – Rumi

“Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek & find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

“Heart is sea, language is shore. Whatever sea includes, will hit the shore.” – Rumi

“Half of life is lost in charming others. The other half is lost in going through anxieties caused by others. Leave this play. You have played enough.” – Rumi

“Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.” – Rumi

“Once you have met a true human being, let him not disappear from the horizon of your heart.” – Rumi

“As long as you are crawling like a snake on this earth do not hope to swim like fish in the sea of spirit.” – Rumi

“Two persons who are never satisfied: the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.” – Rumi

“Two persons who are never satisfied: the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.” - Rumi Quotes

“You have within you more love than you could ever understand.” – Rumi

“When someone criticizes or disagrees with you, a small ant of hatred and antagonism is born in your heart. If you do not squash that ant at once, it might grow into a snake, or even a dragon.” – Rumi

“Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.” – Rumi

“Do not see yourself as a body of clay. See yourself as a mirror reflecting the divine beauty.” – Rumi

“Don’t grieve for what doesn’t come. Some things that don’t happen keep disasters away from happening.” – Rumi

“Fall in love in such a way that it frees you from any connection.” – Rumi

“If words come from the heart, they will enter the heart. If they come from the tongue, they will not pass beyond the ears.” – Rumi

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” – Rumi

“No need to announce the future. This now is it. Your deepest need and desire is satisfied by the moment’s energy here in your hand.” – Rumi

“Traveling is as refreshing for some as staying at home is for others.” – Rumi

“All of your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony. Seek disharmony and you will gain peace.” – Rumi

“Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi

“Escape from the black cloud that surrounds you. Then you will see your own light as radiant as the full moon.” – Rumi

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” – Rumi

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. - Rumi Quotes

 

“The discovery of treasure is by luck and it is rare: one must earn a living so long as the body is able.” – Rumi

“The saints are the true devotees of God, always listening to the divine music within. That infuses life into the lovers of God.” – Rumi

“When the heart becomes whole, it will know the flavors of falsehood and truth.” – Rumi

“Many of the faults you see in others is your own nature reflected in them.” – Rumi

“And if every way is closed before you. The secret one will show a secret path no other eyes have seen.” – Rumi

“The sun loved the moon so much he died every night to let her breathe.” – Rumi

“Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.” – Rumi

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.” – Rumi

“Know mankind well, don’t degrade every man as evil, and don’t exalt every man thinking he is good. He who cannot discover himself cannot discover the world.” – Rumi

“When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside.” – Rumi

“Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.” – Rumi

“Where the lips are silent the heart has a thousand tongues.” – Rumi

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition.” – Rumi

“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.” – Rumi

“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.” - Rumi Quotes

“The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty. Try to be more like the ground.” – Rumi

“Woman is the light of God.” – Rumi

“If the wine drinker has a deep gentleness in him, he will show that when drunk. But if he has hidden anger and arrogance, those appear.” – Rumi

“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” – Rumi

“It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” – Rumi

“You are the truth from foot to brow. Now, what else would you like to know?” – Rumi

“Keep your intelligence white hot and your grief glistening so your life will stay fresh.” – Rumi

“Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?” – Rumi

“Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.” – Rumi

“The result of my life is no more than three words: I was raw, I became cooked, I was burnt.” – Rumi

“I went inside my heart to see how it was. Something there makes me hear the whole world weeping.” – Rumi

“If it is bread that you seek, you will have bread. If it is the soul you seek, you will find the soul. If you understand this secret, you know you are that which you seek.” – Rumi

“In the silence of love you will find the spark of life.” – Rumi

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.” – Rumi

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. - Rumi Quotes

 

“I know there is a gold mine in you. When you find it, the wonderment of the earth’s gifts will lay aside as naturally as does a child a doll.” – Rumi

“The spiritually enlightened choose freely to devote themselves to the work of the next world; the foolish choose freely the work of this.” – Rumi

“Don’t allow your animal nature to rule your reason.” – Rumi

“Without the frown of clouds and lightning, the vines would be burned by the smiling sun.” – Rumi

“Each has to enter the nest made by the other imperfect bird.” – Rumi

“There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it.” – Rumi

“Oh soul, you worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Of anything less, why do you worry? You are in truth the soul, of the soul, of the soul.” – Rumi

“You will learn by reading, but you will understand with love.” – Rumi

“The world is a mountain. Whatever you say, it will echo it back to you.” – Rumi

“I have searched all over the world but failed to see a virtue better than being well-behaved.” – Rumi

“I learned that every mortal will taste death, but only some will taste life.” – Rumi

“When ink joins with a pen, then the blank paper can say something. Rushes and reeds must be woven to be useful as a mat. If they weren’t interlaced, the wind would blow them away.” – Rumi

“Smiles come best from those who weep.” – Rumi

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” – Rumi

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” - Rumi Quotes

“Shine like the whole universe is yours.” – Rumi

“This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.” – Rumi

“Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.” – Rumi

“I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.” – Rumi

“The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.” – Rumi

“When the light returns to its source, it takes nothing of what it has illuminated.” – Rumi

“People who repress desires often turn suddenly into hypocrites.” – Rumi

“God calls himself observant. He is watching you may keep you away from sinning.” – Rumi

“There are as many ways of loving as there are people, and that wildflower variety is the great beauty of this dimension of existence.” – Rumi

“This world hurts my head with its answers. I would burn if I had a choice.” – Rumi

“If you have much, give of your wealth. If you have little, give of your heart.” – Rumi

“The very center of your heart is where life begins. It is the most beautiful place on earth.” – Rumi

“A heart filled with desire for sweetness and tender souls must not waste itself with unsavory matters.” – Rumi

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

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

 

“People fancy they are enjoying themselves, but they are really tearing out their wings for the sake of an illusion.” – Rumi

“Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.” – Rumi

“The worst of scholars are those who visit princes, and the best of princes are those who visit scholars.” – Rumi

“God lives between a human being and the object of his desire.” – Rumi

“Your lower, hellish nature tries to lead you into temptation, but you have to struggle hard to make your soul full of purity.” – Rumi

“Water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support.” – Rumi

“Love is not love that doesn’t love the details of the beloved, the minute particulars.” – Rumi

“Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy. Weep, that you may break into laughter.” – Rumi

“I do not waste my words on tired minds. I can only talk to those who are thirsty for the sea.” – Rumi

“From now on I will make burning my aim, for I am like the candle. Burning only makes me brighter.” – Rumi

“I saw many humans on whom there were no clothes, I saw many clothes in which there were no humans.” – Rumi

“The wailing of broken hearts is the doorway to God.” – Rumi

“Leave that which is not, but appears to be. Seek that which is, but is not apparent.” – Rumi

“Look inside yourself. Everything that you want, you are already that.” – Rumi

“Look inside yourself. Everything that you want, you are already that.” - Rumi Quotes

“In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.” – Rumi

“The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.” – Rumi

“All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire.” – Rumi

“Within tears, find hidden laughter. Seek treasures amid ruins.” – Rumi

“You are a lover of your own experience, not of me. You turn to me to feel your own emotion.” – Rumi

“The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.” – Rumi

“If in the darkness of ignorance, you don’t recognize a person’s true nature, look to see whom he has chosen for his leader.” – Rumi

“Let silence take you to the core of life.” – Rumi

“Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment.” – Rumi

“There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don’t think all ecstasies are the same.” – Rumi

“Someone who does not run toward the allure of love walks a road where nothing lives.” – Rumi

“Wherever you stand, be the Soul of that place.” – Rumi

“I looked in temples, churches, and mosques. But I found the divine within my heart.” – Rumi

“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.” – Rumi

You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens. - Rumi Quotes

 

“Little by little God takes away human beauty: little by little the sapling withers.” – Rumi

“The soil is faithful to its trust. Whatever you have sown in it, you reap the same.” – Rumi

“When I die and you wish to visit me, do not come to my grave without a drum, for at God’s banquet mourners have no place.” – Rumi

“If you look too closely at the form, you’ll miss the essence.” – Rumi

“Whoever is loved is beautiful, but this doesn’t mean that whoever is beautiful is loved.” – Rumi

“Tender words we spoke to one another are sealed in the secret vaults of heaven. One day like rain, they will fall to earth and grow green all over the world.” – Rumi

“In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.” – Rumi

“It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.” – Rumi

“Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more see more.” – Rumi

“Dance until you shatter yourself.” – Rumi

“Keep on knocking until the joy inside opens a window to see who’s there.” – Rumi

“Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation.” – Rumi

“The rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorns.” – Rumi

“When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth.” – Rumi

“When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth.” - Rumi Quotes

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.” – 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

“Give your weakness to one who helps.” – Rumi

“I am weary of personal worrying and in love with the art of madness.” – Rumi

“Soul receives knowledge from soul, therefore neither by book nor from tongue. If knowledge of mysteries come after emptiness of mind, that is illumination of heart.” – Rumi

“I have put the ear of my soul in the widow of your heart.” – Rumi

“Everything that has a beginning and ending is a body. But the inner soul of prayer is unconditioned and infinite, and has neither beginning nor end.” – Rumi

“The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires.” – Rumi

“Make it your habit to behold the Light without the glass, so that when the glass is shattered you may not be left blind.” – Rumi

“Where lowland is, that’s where water goes. All medicine wants is pain to cure.” – Rumi

“You had better run from me. My words are fire.” – Rumi

“I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away.” – Rumi

“I am yours. Don’t give myself back to me.” – Rumi

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. - Rumi Quotes

 

“Wise is the prince who stands at the door of the poor, and wretched are the poor who stand at the door of the prince.” – Rumi

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” – Rumi

“Words are the shadow of reality, a mere branch of reality.” – Rumi

“Death is in reality spiritual birth, the release of the spirit from the prison of the senses into the freedom of God, just as physical birth is the release of the baby from the prison of the womb into the freedom of the world. While childbirth causes pain and suffering to the mother, for the baby it brings liberation.” – Rumi

“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” – Rumi

“What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.” – Rumi

“Wherever you turn, there is the face of God. This face runs and extends infinitely and forever.” – Rumi

“Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies.” – Rumi

“The ascetic sees hereafter while the worldling only sees stable. But those who have true knowledge, see neither hereafter nor stable. Their eyes are fixed on first principle, the source of all things.” – Rumi

“Whatever purifies you is the right path I will not try to define it.” – Rumi

“Without pain it remains beyond our reach, whether it is success in this world or salvation in the next.” – Rumi

“Poems are rough notations for the music we are.” – Rumi

“If our real purpose is kept in view, duality vanishes. Duality shows the branches, but the root is one.” – Rumi

“When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.” – Rumi

“When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.” - Rumi Quotes

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi

“All evil qualities, when they are within yourself, they bring no pain. But when you see them in another person, you shy away and feel the pain yourself.” – Rumi

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

“Wisdom is like the rain. Its supply is unlimited, but it comes down according to what the occasion requires.” – Rumi

“Prayer is a series of daily actions, while faith is continuous. Prayer can be dropped or postponed for a valid reason, but it is impossible to drop or postpone faith for any excuse.” – Rumi

“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.” – Rumi

“I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I’ve been knocking from the inside.” – Rumi

“Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” – Rumi

“We must pass beyond the good and bad qualities that are present in everyone temporarily, and must enter into the other’s very essence.” – Rumi

“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one.” – Rumi

“Everyone is in the midst of their own need. No living creature can be separated from its need.” – Rumi

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

“I came back to you because I could not find the kind and decent things I found in You anywhere else.” – Rumi

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter.” – Rumi

 

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