Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Rumi Quotes

 “Sit, be still, and listen,
because you're drunk
and we're at
the edge of the roof.”  ― Rumi


“silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation.”  ― Rumi

“Be melting snow.
Wash yourself of yourself.”  ― Rumi, The Essential Rumi

“My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”  ― Rumi
“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”   ― Rumi
“Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”  ― Rumi

“Knock, And He'll open the door
Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”  ― Rumi
 “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”  ― Rumi

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, 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

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.” 
“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
 “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” 
“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”  ― Rumi
 “A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”
― Rumi, Words of Paradise: Selected Poems of 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. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.” 
― Rumi
 “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. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
― Rumi
 “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.” 
― Rumi
“People want you to be happy.
Don't keep serving them your pain!
If you could untie your wings
and free your soul of jealousy,
you and everyone around you
would fly up like doves.”  ― Rumi
 “Two there are who are never satisfied -- the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”
― Rumi, مثنوی معنوی
 “Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”  ― 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
 “Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.”  ― Rumi
 “Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.”  ― Rumi
 “But listen to me. For one moment
quit being sad. Hear blessings
dropping their blossoms
around you.”   ― Rumi
 “That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.”  ― Rumi
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“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.”  ― Rumi
 “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames”  ― Rumi
 “Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”  ― 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

 “I know you're tired but come, this is the way.”  ― Rumi
 “A mountain keeps an echo deep inside. That's how I hold your voice.”  ― Rumi
 “And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”  ― Rumi
 “You try to be faithful
And sometimes you're cruel.
You are mine. Then, you leave.
Without you, I can't cope.
And when you take the lead,
I become your footstep.
Your absence leaves a void.
Without you, I can't cope.
You have disturbed my sleep,
You have wrecked my image.
You have set me apart.
Without you, I can't cope.”  ― Rumi, Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi
 “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”  ― Rumi
 “Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.”  ― Rumi
 “I didn't come here of my own accord, and I can't leave that way.
Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.”  ― Rumi

 “An eye is meant to see things.
The soul is here for its own joy.
A head has one use: For loving a true love.
Feet: To chase after.
Love is for vanishing into the sky. The mind,
for learning what men have done and tried to do.
Mysteries are not to be solved: The eye goes blind
when it only wants to see why.
A lover is always accused of something.
But when he finds his love, whatever was lost
in the looking comes back completely changed.” 
― Rumi, Night and Sleep




“You wander from room to room
Hunting for the diamond necklace
That is already around your neck!”  ― Rumi

 “Beauty surrounds us.”
― Rumi

 “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” 
― Rumi







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