Brief Biography of Yunus Emre

Yunus Emre is considered by many to be one of the most important Turkish poets. Little can be said for certain of his life other…

Oh disciple of love, open your eyes

Oh disciple of love, open your eyes, look to the face of the land. See these subtle plants, how their flowering passes. With such care…

One Who Is Real Is Humble

To be real on this path you must be humble — If you look down at others you’ll get pushed down the stairs. If your…

That by which our hearts are held

That by which our hearts are held, whole worlds love it too. I can’t deny the truth — many ways lead to the One. Those…

The drink sent down from Truth

  The drink sent down from Truth, we drank it, glory be to God. And we sailed over the Ocean of Power, glory be to…

The lover is outcast and idle

My soul, the way of the masters is thinner than the thinnest. What blocked Solomon’s way was an ant. Night and day the lover’s tears…

The mature ones are a sea

The mature ones are a sea. A lover is needed to take the plunge, a diver to bring up a pearl. When you have brought…

The Truth fills the world

The Truth fills the world, but to whom is Truth known? You ask so much of It, but It isn’t separate from yourself. You believe…

Those who became complete

Those who became complete didn’t live this life in hypocrisy, didn’t learn the meaning of things by reading commentaries. Reality is an ocean; the Law…

True speech is the fruit of not speaking

True speech is the fruit of not speaking. Too much talking clouds the heart. If you want to clear the heart, say this much, the…

We entered the house of realization

We entered the house of realization, we witnessed the body. The whirling skies, the many-layered earth, the seventy-thousand veils, we found in the body. The…

Let Them Have Paradise

My eyes exist to see You. My hands exist to reach You. Today I set my life on your Path — Tomorrow I will find…

Knowledge should mean a full grasp of knowledge

Knowledge should mean a full grasp of knowledge: Knowledge means to know yourself, heart and soul. If you have failed to understand yourself, Then all…

I haven’t come here to settle down

I haven’t come here to settle down. I’ve come here to depart. I am a merchant with loots of goods, selling to whoever will buy….

I am before, I am after

I am before, I am after The soul for all souls all the way. I’m the one with a helping hand Ready for those gone…

I am before, I am after

I am before, I am after The soul for all souls all the way. I’m the one with a helping hand Ready for those gone…

Go and let it be known to all lovers

Go and let it be known to all lovers: I am the man who gave his heart to love. I turn into a wild duck…

Ask those who know

Ask those who know, what’s this soul within the flesh? Reality’s own power. What blood fills these veins? Thought is an errand boy, fear a…

A single word can brighten the face

A single word can brighten the face of one who knows the value of words. Ripened in silence, a single word acquires a great energy…

Let’s Take

Let’s be companions, the two of us. Let’s go to the Friend, my soul. Let’s be close intimates, the two of us. Lets go to…