Rumi Quotes (180) Spiritual Sayings

===> Rumi Quotes, Spiritual Quotations, Inspirational Affirmations and Motivational Sayings, Slogans from Awakening Intuition. A Collection of some of the best sayings offering words of wisdom to live by.

About the Author: Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Rumi's importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages and transposed into various formats. In 2007, he was described as the "most popular poet in America."

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“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

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“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
― Rumi

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

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“The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.”
― Rumi, The Illuminated Rumi

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“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
― Rumi, Masnavi i Man'avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula

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“What you seek is seeking you.”
― Rumi

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

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“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Rumi

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

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“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

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“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 insomnias!
And the difference between them.”
― Rumi

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

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

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“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

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“Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.”
― Rumi

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

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“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

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

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“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
― Rumi

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

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

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“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?”
― Rumi

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“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,
"You owe me."

Look what happens with love like that.
It lights up the sky.”
― Rumi

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

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

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“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

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“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”
― Rumi

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

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“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”
― Rumi, Words of Paradise: Selected Poems of Rumi

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

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

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

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“Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?”
― Rumi, The Essential Rumi

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“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

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

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“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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“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

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

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“Two there are who are never satisfied -- the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”
― Rumi,

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“Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”
― Rumi

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“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

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“But listen to me. For one moment
quit being sad. Hear blessings
dropping their blossoms
around you.”
― Rumi

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“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.”
― Rumi

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“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

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“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”
― Rumi

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

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

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

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“Be like melting snow -- wash yourself of yourself.”
― Rumi

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

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“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

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“I know you're tired but come, this is the way.”
― Rumi

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“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

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“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”
― Rumi

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

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

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“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.”
― Rumi

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“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”
― Rumi

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“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don't go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don't go back to sleep!”
― Rumi

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“On a day
when the wind is perfect,
the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty.
Today is such a
day.”
― Rumi

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“Remember. The way you make love is the way God will be with you.”
― Rumi

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“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”
― Rumi

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“Within tears, find hidden laughter
Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one. ”
― Rumi

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“You are a volume in the divine book
A mirror to the power that created the universe
Whatever you want, ask it of yourself
Whatever you’re looking for can only be found
Inside of you”
― Rumi, The Rubais of Rumi: Insane with Love

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

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“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep.”
― Rumi

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“My lips got lost on the way to the kiss -
that's how drunk I was.”
― Rumi

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“The moon stays bright when it doesn't avoid the night....”
― Rumi

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“You think because you understand 'one' you must also understand 'two', because one and one make two. But you must also understand 'and'.”
― Rumi

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

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

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“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.”
― Rumi, Essential Rumi

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“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

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“There is a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so hard they can't hope.
The hopers would feel slighted if they knew.”
― Rumi, The Essential Rumi

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

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

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

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“The lion is most handsome when looking for food.”
― Rumi

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“Put your thoughts to sleep,
do not let them cast a shadow
over the moon of your heart.
Let go of thinking.”
― Rumi

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“Keep walking, though there's no place to get to.
Don't try to see through the distances.
That's not for human beings. Move within,
But don't move the way fear makes you move.”
― Rumi

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“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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― Rumi

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“The universe and the light of the stars come through me.”
― Rumi

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

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“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

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“I, you, he, she, we In the garden of mystic lovers,
these are not true distinctions.”
― Rumi

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

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“This poetry. I never know what I'm going to say.”
― Rumi

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“Love calls - everywhere and always.
We're sky bound.
Are you coming?”
― Rumi

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“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

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

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“For without you, I swear, the town
Has become like a prison to me.
Distraction and the mountain
And the desert, all I desire.”
― Rumi, Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi

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“Do not leave me,
hide in my heart like a secret,
wind around my head like a turban.
"I come and go as I please,"
you say, "swift as a heartbeat."
You can tease me as much as you like
but never leave me.”
― Rumi

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“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

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

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“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

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“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”
― Rumi, Essential Rumi

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“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.”
― Rumi

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“Oh sky, without me, do not change,
Oh moon, without me, do not shine;
Oh earth, without me, do not grow,
Oh time, without me, do not go.

...Oh, you cannot go, without me.”
― Rumi, Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi

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“You and I have spoken all these words, but for the way we have to go,words are no preparation. I have one small drop of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean”
― Rumi

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“You are so weak. Give up to grace.
The ocean takes care of each wave till it gets to shore.
You need more help than you know.”
― Rumi, The Essential Rumi

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“Since Love has made ruins of my heart
The sun must come and illumine them.
Such generosity has broken me with shame.”
― Rumi

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

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“Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down the dulcimer.

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Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
― Rumi

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“Love so needs to love
that it will endure almost anything, even abuse,
just to flicker for a moment. But the sky's mouth is kind,
its song will never hurt you, for I
sing those words.”
― Rumi

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“Have you ever gotten breathless before from a beautiful face,
for i see you there,
my dear.”
― Rumi

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“Do you know what you are?
You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter.
You are a mirror reflecting a noble face.
This universe is not outside of you.
Look inside yourself;
everything that you want,
you are already that.”
― Rumi, Hush, Don't Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi

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“We can't help being thirsty, moving toward the voice of water.”
― Rumi

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“Stars burn clear
all night till dawn.

Do that yourself, and a spring will rise in the dark with water your deepest thirst is for.”
― Rumi

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“When you have indulged a lust, your wing drops off;
you become lame, abandoned by a fantasy.
…People fancy they are enjoying themselves,
but they are really tearing out their wings
for the sake of an illusion.”
― Rumi

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“Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft,
wasn't it first merely a thought and a quest?”
― Rumi

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“We love that s why life is full of so many wonderful gifts.”
― Rumi

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

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“Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”
― Rumi

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“Sadness to me is the happiest time,
When a shining city rises from the ruins of my drunken mind.
Those times when I'm silent and still as the earth,
The thunder of my roar is heard across the universe.”
― Rumi

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“How will you know the difficulties of being human, if you are always flying off to blue perfection? Where will you plant your grief seeds? Workers need ground to scrape and hoe, not the sky of unspecified desire.”
― Rumi

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“This is how I would die
into the love I have for you:
As pieces of cloud
dissolve in sunlight.”
― Rumi

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“You're water. We're the millstone.
You're wind. We're dust blown up into shapes.
You're spirit. We're the opening and closing
of our hands. You're the clarity.
We're the language that tries to say it.
You're joy. We're all the different kinds of laughing.”
― Rumi, The Essential Rumi

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“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”
― Rumi

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“Love isn't the work of the tender and the gentle;
Love is the work of wrestlers.
The one who becomes a servant of lovers
is really a fortunate sovereign.
Don't ask anyone about Love; ask Love about Love.
Love is a cloud that scatters pearls.”
― Rumi

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“Be quiet now and wait.
It may be that the ocean one,
the one we desire so to move into and become,
desires us out here on land a little longer,
going our sundry roads to the shore.”
― Rumi

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“I would love to kiss you.
The price of kissing is your life.”
― Rumi

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“Work on your strong qualities
and become resplendent like the ruby.
Practice self-denial and accept difficulty.
Always see infinite life in letting the self die.
Your stoniness will decrease; your ruby nature will grow.
The signs of self-existence will leave your body,
and ecstasy will take you over.”
― Rumi

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“This that is tormented and very tired,
tortured with restraints like a madman,
this heart.”
― Rumi

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“Don’t wait any longer.
Dive in the ocean,
Leave and let the sea be you.”
― Rumi

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“I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.”
― Rumi

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“This mirror inside me shows.
I can’t say what, but I can’t not know.
I run from body. I run from spirit.
I do not belong anywhere.”
― Rumi

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“Dancing is not just getting up painlessly, like a leaf blown on the wind; dancing is when you tear your heart out and rise out of your body to hang suspended between the worlds.”
― Rumi

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“Bring the pure wine of
love and freedom.
But sir, a tornado is coming.
More wine, we'll teach this storm
A thing or two about whirling.”
― Rumi

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

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“The Ego is a veil between humans and God’.”
“In prayer all are equal.”
― Rumi

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

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“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

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“Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.”
― Rumi

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

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“A servant wants to be rewarded for what he does. A lover wants only to be in love's presence, that ocean whose depth will never be known.”
― Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

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“Your longing for ME is my message to you,
All your attempts to reach ME,
Are in reality MY attempts to reach you.”
― Rumi

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“God calls himself "Baseer" [Observant], so that the knowledge that He is watching you may keep you from sinning.”
― Rumi

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“Love is an open secret, the most obvious thing in the world and the most hidden, with no why to how it keeps its mystery.”
― Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

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“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.”
― Rumi

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“On the path of Love we are neither masters nor the owners of our lives. We are only a brush in the hand of the Master Painter.”
― Rumi

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“Be a helpful friend,
and you will become a green tree
with always new fruit,
always deeper journeys into love.”
― Rumi, Bridge to the Soul: Journeys Into the Music and Silence of the Heart

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“Love asks us to enjoy our life
For nothing good can come of death.
Who is alive? I ask.
Those who are born of love.

Seek us in love itself,
Seek love in us ourselves.
Sometimes I venerate love,
Sometimes it venerates me.”
― Rumi, Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi

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“Everything in the universe is a pitcher brimming with wisdom and beauty.”
― Rumi

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“If you want to be more alive, love is the truest health.”
― Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

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

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“To Love is to be God.
Never will a Lover's chest
feel any sorrow.
Never will a Lover's robe
be touched by mortals.
Never will a Lover's body
be found buried in the earth.
To Love is to be God.”
― Rumi

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“God has allowed some magical reversal to occur,
so that you see the scorpion pit
as an object of desire,
and all the beautiful expanse around it
as dangerous and swarming with snakes.”
― Rumi

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“Love is a river. Drink from it.”
― Rumi

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“Dance until you shatter yourself.”
― Rumi

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“This is what love does and continues to do. It tastes like honey to adults and milk to children.”
― Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

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“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

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“The middle path is the way to wisdom”
― Rumi

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“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

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“The way you make love is the way God will be with you.”
― Rumi

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“You are the Essence of the Essence,
The intoxication of Love.
I long to sing Your Praises
but stand mute
with the agony of wishing in my heart !”
― Rumi, The Love Poems of Rumi

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“Every moment a taste of that beauty in our mouths, another stashed in a pocket. Impossible to say what: no cypress so handsome, no sunlight, a lonely hiddenness. Other pleasure gathers a crowd, starts a fight, lots of noise there. But soul beauty stays quiet..his amazing whereabouts unknown inside my heart.”
― Rumi

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“I'm in love!
Your advice, what are they?
Love has poisoned me!
Your remedies, what are they?
I hear them shout: "fast, Bind him feet!"
But if my heart that has gone mad!
Those strings on my feet
What is the point?”
― Rumi

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“I said, “I just want to know you and then disappear.”
She said, “Knowing me does not mean dying.”
― Rumi

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

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"There’s a morning when presence comes
over your soul. You sing like a rooster
in your earth-colored shape. Your heart
hears and, no longer frantic, begins
to dance.”
― Rumi

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“There are no edges to my loving now.”
― Rumi

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“Every story is us”
― Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

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“If Light Is In Your Heart
You Will Find Your Way Home.”
― Rumi

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“Break your pitcher against a rock. We don't need any longer to haul pieces of the ocean around.”
― Rumi

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“Someone who does not run toward the allure of love walks a road where nothing lives.”
― Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

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“Limp along until your legs are spent,
and you fall flat and your energy is drained.
Then the grace of the Divine will lift you.”
― Rumi

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“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 sees more - more unseen forms become manifest to him.”
― Rumi

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

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Rumi Quotes - (180) - Awakening Spiritual Quotations
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