Rumi Quotes

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Rumi Quotes

  • Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
  • Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?
  • Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.
  • Your breath touched my soul and I saw beyond all limits.
  • Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
  • I looked in temples, churches, and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.
  • Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
  • With life as short as a half taken breath, don’t plant anything but love.
  • Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
  • I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my soul.
  • Be certain that in the religion of Love there are no believers and unbelievers. LOVE embraces all.
  • Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.
  • Everything about yesterday has gone with yesterday. Today, it is needed to say new things
  • Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.”
  • There is a voice that doesn’t use words, listen.
  • This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love you are.
  • It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
  • Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
  • Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.
  • What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
  • Don’t wait any longer.
    Dive in the ocean,
    Leave and let the sea be you.
  • Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end.
  • All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire.
  • 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.
  • There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it.
  • May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
  • Get yourself out of the way, and let joy have more space.
  • There’s a field somewhere
    beyond all doubt and wrongdoing.
    I’ll meet you there.
  • Silence gives answers
  • The very center of your heart is where life begins – the most beautiful place on earth.
  • Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you… This turning toward what you deeply love saves you.
  • Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
  • Respond to every call that excites your spirit.
  • Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
  • By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
  • The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
  • You are not just a drop in the ocean, you are the mighty ocean in the drop.
  • If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.
  • Let silence take you to the core of life.
  • Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wild flowers will come up where you are.
  • We are born of love; Love is our mother.
  • When the light returns to its source, it takes nothing of what it has illuminated.
  • Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love.
  • Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.
  • You’ve seen my descent, now watch my rising.
  • Why should I be weary when every cell of my body is bursting with life?
  • 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
  • You are the seeker, the goal, and seeking itself. Not only a part of them.
  • Why ever talk of miracles when you are destined to become infinite love.
  • Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
  • If you look too closely at the form, you’ll miss the essence.
  • Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.
  • Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds.
  • Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea.
  • If you want to win hearts, sow the seeds of Love. If you want heaven, stop scattering thorns on the road.
  • We love that s why life is full of so many wonderful gifts.
  • If you are looking for a friend who is faultless, you will be friendless.
  • Stay in the spiritual fire. Let it cook you.
  • When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.
  • If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me. For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens.
  • Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.
  • The rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorns.
  • When you seek love with all your heart you shall find its echo in the universe.
  • Give yourself a kiss. If you want to hold the beautiful one, hold yourself to yourself.
  • Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.
  • If you want to be more alive, love is the truest health.
  • Shine like the whole universe is yours.
  • Travel brings power and love back into your life.
  • The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.
  • The lion is most handsome when looking for food.
  • The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
  • The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
  • I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is my temple.
  • Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
  • We often need to be refreshed.
  • Grace comes to forgive and then forgive again.
  • Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. Be silent.
  • Open your hands if you want to be held.
  • When will you begin that long journey into yourself?
  • Your heart is the size of an ocean . Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
  • Either give me more wine or leave me alone.
  • The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.
  • Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
  • Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
  • Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.
  • Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies.
  • It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.
  • The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.
  • Love is the bridge between you and everything.
  • The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.
  • Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.
  • What? Are you still pretending you are separate from the Beloved?
  • Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love.
  • Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.
  • Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
  • What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.
  • Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.
  • Enough of words. Come to me without a sound.
  • The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground.
  • silence is the language of god,
    all else is poor translation.
  • What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout.
  • People want you to be happy, don’t keep serving them your pain.
  • My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
  • Because I cannot sleep I make music in the night
  • Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought!
  • The fault is in the one who blames. Spirit sees nothing to criticize.
  • Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
  • I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.
  • A pen went scribbling along. When it tried to write love, it broke.
  • There is little one can say about love. It has to be lived, and it’s always in motion.
  • Travel brings power and love back into your life.
  • Your magnificence has made me wonder. Your charm has taught me the way of love.
  • Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.
  • Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.
  • Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.
  • Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?
  • Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.
  • The angel is free because of his knowledge, the beast because of his ignorance. Between the two remains the son of man to struggle.
  • I have neither a soul nor a body, for I come from the very Soul of all souls.
  • Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
  • Anyone who genuinely and consistently with both hands looks for something will find it.
  • When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near the truth.
  • I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
  • Caught by our own thoughts, we worry about everything.
  • Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment.
  • Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
  • The message behind the words is the voice of the heart.
  • I should be suspicious of what I want.
  • I know you’re tired but come, this is the way
  • That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
  • My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
  • Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.
  • We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless.
  • Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
  • Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.
  • You have within you more love than you could ever understand.
  • It’s your road and yours alone others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
  • Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.
  • As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.
  • Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
  • 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.
  • Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.
  • 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.
  • The Prophets accept all agony and trust it. For the water has never feared the fire.
  • Thankfulness brings you to the place where the beloved lives.
  • The garden of the world has no limit except in your mind.
  • There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?”
  • Lovers have heartaches that can’t be cured by drugs or sleep, or games, but only by seeing their beloved.
  • If I love myself, I love you. If I love you, I love myself.
  • Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire.
  • Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.
  • Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.
  • When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.
  • I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.
  • Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
  • Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.
  • Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.
  • Whatever purifies you is the right path, I will not try to define it.
  • Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?
  • I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.
  • Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft,
    wasn’t it first merely a thought and a quest?
  • When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
  • Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love.
  • These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.
  • In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.
  • Achieve some perfection yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.
  • You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?
  • Giving thanks for abundance is sweeter than the abundance itself.
  • In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.
  • Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.
  • One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand.
  • Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
  • Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.
  • Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
  • Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.
  • We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.
  • The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.
  • Love is a river. Drink from it.
  • The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.
  • Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.
  • Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.
  • The garden of the world has no limits except in your mind.
  • There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.
  • You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.
  • I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
  • When you lose all sense of self, the bonds of a thousand chains will vanish.
  • To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel.
  • They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?
  • If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?
  • Always search for your innermost nature in those you are with, as rose oil imbibes from roses.
  • Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.
  • Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.
  • 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.
  • Free yourself from your own thoughts.
  • Your radiance shines in every atom of creation yet our petty desires keep it hidden.
  • I want to be where your barefoot walks because maybe before you step, you’ll look at the ground. I want that blessing.
  • Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one.
  • That moon which the sky never saw even in dreams has risen again.
  • It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
  • You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop
  • Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.

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