The Life And Quotes of Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi Rumi



Rumi Balkhi

The Life of Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi Rumi

Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi, better known simply as Rumi, was perhaps the finest Persian poet of all time and a great influence on Muslim writing and culture. His poetry is still well known throughout the modern world, and he is one of the best selling poets in America.

Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi was born in 1207 in Balkh Province of Afghanistan. Increasing Mongol incursions when he was around the age of eleven forced his family to leave Afghanistan, who travelled to Baghdad, Mecca, Damascus and finally settled in Konya in Turkey. Rumi lived here for most of his life.
Rumi was the son of a renowned Sufi scholar, and it is more than likely that he was introduced to Sufism from a young age. Sufism is a branch of Islam primarily concerned with developing the spirituality, or more precisely the inner character, of a Muslim.

Both he and his father were firm believers in the revelations of the Qur’an, but criticised the mere outwardly legal and ritual practice that was being promoted at the time. In fact, much of his work is dedicated to waking people up, and encouraging them to experience life themselves, rather blindly following the scholars of the day.

Rumi spent his early years, like many Muslims of the time, learning and studying Arabic, law, ahadith (the body of sayings of the Prophet Muhammad), history, the Qur’an, theology, philosophy, mathematics and astronomy.

By the time of his father’s death he had become an outstanding scholar in his own right, and took over his father’s position as one of the highest scholars in the country at the young age of 24.

He spent his time teaching and giving lectures to the public, and until the age of about 35, lived a fairly non-descript life.

Then in 1244 Rumi met a travelling Sufi, called Shams (or Shamsi Tabrizi) and the whole course of his life changed.

Shams became fast friends with Rumi, in whom he recognised a kindred spirit. The two developed a very close friendship and it was at this point that Rumi became more and more secluded, shunning the society of those he previously would discuss and debate matters with.

His relationship with Shams caused great jealousy in his family and other students, and after a few years, Shams disappeared. Many believe he was murdered, but Rumi himself did not think so. He travelled for years looking for his friend, and it was this loss that led to the outpouring of his soul through his poetry.

He wrote numerous lines of love poetry, called ghazals, but though they outwardly seem to be about Shams, it is not difficult to see that they are in fact poems describing his overpowering love of God.

Shams’ effect on Rumi was decisive. Whereas Rumi had before preached Islam soberly, he became, through Shams’ influence, filled with the love of God. What was inside his soul finally came out.

Many of Rumi’s ghazals are signed “Shams”. It is not clear precisely why he did this, although some orientalists believe this was out of humility and a sense of gratitude.

Rumi rarely wrote down his own poetry. The six books of poetry in the Mathnawi were written entirely by Rumi, who would compose and dictate the poetry, and his student Husam Chulabi, who would write and edit it.

It is believed that Rumi would turn round and round while reciting his poetry, and it is this dance which formed the basis for the Mevlevi Order, or Whirling Dervishes, after his death. Dervish means doorway, and the dance is believed to be a mystical portal between the earthly and cosmic worlds.

Rumi died in 1273 CE, halfway through the sixth volume of the Mathnawi.

The Mevlevi Order has been presided over by a member of Rumi’s family for over 800 years.

2007 was designated the UNESCO Year of Rumi.

His poetry:
Rumi’s major works consist of two epic poems. The first is the Diwane Shamsi Tabrizi, named in honour of his friend Shams. It is often abbreviated to Diwan. It consists of about 40,000 verses in a vibrant and energetic style. It has been suggested that the Diwan represents Rumi’s feelings while in a dance-induced spiritual state.

Although the Diwan contains many short didactic passages, on the whole it appears as a collection of individual and seaparate crystallisations and concretisations of spiritual states undergone on the path to God. The overall ‘feeling’ of the Diwan is one of spiritual intoxication and ecstatic love.

The Sufi Path of Love, William C Chittick:
At the end of the Diwan is a collection of poems of four lines, called quatrains. It is believed that about 1,600 can be correctly attributed to Rumi.

The Mathnawi is his other seminal work. It consists of 25,000 verses, in six books of poetry. The Mathnawi was written at the same time as the Diwan, and was probably intended to place the Diwan within the wider context of Islam. It is regarded as an explanation of some aspects of the Qur’an, placed within a more Sufi context.

The Mathnawi is a commentary upon these mystical states and stations. It places them within the overall context of Islamic and Sufi teachings and practice. And it corrects the mistaken impression that one might receive by studying different poems in the Diwan in isolation and separating them from the wider context of Sufism and Islam.
The Sufi Path of Love, William C Chittick:
Indeed, the problem with many translations of Rumi’s work is the separation of his poems on love from his belief in God and Islam. Many translations of his work have become mere love poems, and Rumi himself has become known as a love poet. Love is an overwhelming part of Rumi’s work, but for Rumi, this love was a higher love for God, and not for humans.

I am the servant of the Qur’an as long as I have life. I am the dust on the path of Muhammad, the Chosen one. If anyone quotes anything except this from my sayings, I am quit of him and outraged by these words.

Rumi’s Quatrain, No. 1173:
Nevertheless, the imagery and language used in his poetry has transcended cultures and seas, and a recent reading of some of his poems has been compiled by the health writer Deepak Chopra. The readings are performed by some of the most well-known artists in America.

In addition to his poetry, Rumi’s commentaries on various aspects of Sufism were also written down. These comprise transcriptions of his lectures and sermons, along with some 145 letters that he wrote.



Selected Quotes


The mind that tries to shape tomorrow beyond its capacities will find no rest.


A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison

Be with those who mix with God as honey blends with milk.

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

You are searching the world for treasure, but the real treasure is yourself.

Don’t regret what’s happened. If it’s in the past, let it go. Don’t even remember it!

Maybe you are searching among branches for what only appears in the roots.

When I think I am, I find myself worthless. When I think I am not, I find my value…

“Prayer clears the mist and brings back peace to the soul.”

‘Keep knocking, and the joy inside/ will eventually open a window / and look out to see who’s there.’

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

The mind that tries to shape tomorrow beyond its capacities will find no rest.

Each moment contains a hundred messages from God: (To every cry of “Oh God”, He answers a hundred times, “I am here.”) ? Rumi

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

Why should I seek? I am the same as He. His essence speaks through me. I have been searching for myself! Rumi ?

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

Has anyone ever produced a mirror of mud and straw? Yet clean away the mud and straw, and a mirror might be revealed.

“Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you, unfold your own myth.”

Be quiet & tear the thorn from your heart. Uncover in silence your soul’s own rose garden

The world is a prison and we are the prisoners .. Dig a hole in the prison wall and let yourself out …

There is a desert I long to be walking, a wide emptiness: peace beyond any understanding of it.

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy

“Give up to grace. The ocean takes care of each wave ’til it gets to shore. You need more help than you know.”

Lose yourself. Escape from the black cloud that surrounds you. Then you will see your own light, as radiant as the full moon

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep

“If you only say one prayer in a day, make it Thank you.”

The most beautiful place on Earth is the centre of your heart. This is where LIFE begins.

When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray

Be patient where you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming.

“Do you think I know what I’m doing?/… As much as a pen knows what it’s writing,/ or the ball can guess where it’s going next.”

Isn’t it time to turn your heart into a temple of fire?

He is hidden~ And the creator of all things;~ I desire Him~ Who is manifest in everything!

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

You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.

Oh heart, sit with someone who knows the heart; go under the tree which has fresh blossoms

Remember God so much that you are forgotten. Let the caller and the called disappear, be lost in the call.

Kill the snake of desire (ego) in the beginning; or watch out: your snake will become a dragon.

Only from the heart can you touch the sky

The world is in deep trouble, from top to bottom. But it can be swiftly healed by the balm of Love..

The whole business of love is to drown in the sea.

Watching my hand; He is moving it. Hearing my voice; He is speaking… Walking from room to room — No one here but Him..

The rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorns.

Since in order to speak, one must first listen, learn to speak by listening.

God has planted in your heart the desire to search Him… DON’T look at your weaknesses .. But focus on the search .

Don’t be fooled by my beauty. the light of my face, comes from the candle of my spirit. All your suffering comes from desiring things that cannot be had. Stop desiring and you won’t suffer.

Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun Fall, & He’ll raise you to the heavens Become nothing, & He’ll turn you into everything

This place is a dream… The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind. Why lay yourself on the torture’s rack of the past and future?

Last night my teacher taught me the lesson of Poverty: Having nothing and wanting nothing.

This is not reasonable. Reason cannot walk where this poem is going.

Patience is the key to will.

When ink joins a pen, then the blank paper can say something.

Remember God so much that you are forgotten. Let the caller and the called disappear, be lost in the call.

Either give me more wine or leave me alone.

Feeling lonely and ignoble indicates that you haven’t been patient

I was Dead, I became Alive. I was tears, I became laughter. All because of love when it arrived.

You dance within my chest where no one sees You, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art…

Make peace with the universe. Take joy in it. It will turn to gold. Resurrection will be now. Every moment, a new beauty..

Search, no matter the situation. O thirsty one search for water constantly. Finally the time will come when you will reach the spring.

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

The sound of salams rising waves.. Diminish down in prayer, hoping for some trace of the one whose trace doesn’t appear ….

If we come to anger & battle it is the reflection of His wrath And if we come to peace & pardon it is the reflection of Who are we in this complicated world? If we come to sleep we are His drowsy ones And if we come to wake we are in His hands

If every tip of every hair on me could speak, I still couldn’t say my full gratitude. When self-interest appears, virtue hides; a hundred veils rise between the heart and the eye

Watch the man beating the rug. He is not mad at it. He wants to loosen the layers of dirt.

In love with life my soul lives with subtle passion; each day a different house each night under the stars.

Your heart is the true mosque. Within your body is the place to offer your salutations to the Lord.

O, happy the soul that saw its own faults.

We live in the world of dimensions but we belong to the world of non-dimensions, so closeone shop and open another.

Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come upwhere you are.

Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world…

I am a bird of the heavenly garden I belong not to the earthly sphere. They have made fortwo or three days A cage of my body.

Each moment contains a hundred messages from God. For every cry of “Oh God!” Heanswers a hundred times “I am here!

I am Lost in God and God is found in me

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

A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.

The lion who breaks the enemy’s rank is a minor hero compared 2 the lion who overcomeshimself.

For would the sun not wander away in every night? How could at every morning the worldbe lighted up?

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

Look for the remedy inside the pain; since the rose came from the thorn and the rubycame from a stone…

Most minds do not live in the present & can stick a reasonable plan; most minds abruptlyturn & undermine the chance of humming.

Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease anddeath.

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.

Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter.Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousandtimes. Come, yet again , come , come.

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

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

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.

Remember. The way you make love is the way God will be with you.

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.

Within tears, find hidden laughter. Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one.

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

When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth.

You think because you understand ‘one’ you must also understand ‘two’, because one and one make two. But you must also understand ‘and’.

To be one w/ the truth for just a moment, Is worth more than the world and life itself

Remember God so much that you are forgotten. Let the caller and the called disappear, be lost in the call

With each passing moment a soul sets off to find itself..

Looking up gives light, although at first gives you dizzy.

Virtue cannot exist without temptation and difficulties to be overcome.

Truth lifts the heart, like water refreshes thirst

We and our existences are really non-existence; thou art the absolute being whichmanifests the perishable.

You are a lover of your own experience … not of me … you turn to me to feel ur own emotion

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.

Respond to every call that excites your spirit – Essential Rumi

To deem oneself exalted is to claim co-partnership with God. As long as you have not died and become living through Him, you are a rebel seeking a realm for your co-partnership. When you have become living through Him, you are indeed He. That is utter Oneness, how could that be co-partnership? – The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi

In truth everything and everyone Is a shadow of the Beloved, And our seeking is His seeking And our words are His words

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

What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle

When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it

Those times when I’m silent & still as the earth, The thunder of my roar is heard across the universe

Launch me in the Sea of Love and let me Sail

Last night I learned how to be a lover of God, To live in this world and call nothing my own

The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full…

Its good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.

Brother, stand the pain. Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. – The Essential Rumi

Some one asked, “What is the Way?” I said, “This way is to abandon desires.” – The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi

Who knows his soul knows his Lord. – Signs of the Unseen: The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi

This ego is hell, and hell is a dragon not diminished by oceans of water. It drinks down the seven seas, yet the heat of that manburner does not become less. It makes a morsel out of a world and gulps it down. Its belly keeps shouting: Is there any more? – The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi

What intellectual warp and woof keeps you wrapped in blindness. – The Essential Rumi

All of these are symbols — I mean that the other world keeps coming into this world. Like cream hidden in the soul of milk, No-place keeps coming into place. Like intellect concealed in blood and skin, the Traceless keeps entering into traces. And from beyond the intellect, beautiful Love comes dragging its skirts, a cup of wine in its hand. And from beyond Love, that indescribable One who can only be called That keeps coming. – The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi

All creatures, day and night, make manifestation of God. Some of them know what they are doing and are aware of their manifesting, while others are unaware. However it may be, God’s manifestation is confirmed. – Signs of the Unseen: The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi

We and our existences are non existences. Thou art Absolute Existence showing Thyself as perishable things. – The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi

Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon; How much it can fill your room depends on its windows

Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen!


I said, ‘First I know you, then I die.’ He said, ‘For the one who knows Me, there is no dying’

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.

Although you see the pit, you cannot avoid it.

Pull the thorn of existence out of the heart! Fast!

For when you do, you will see thousands of rose gardens in yourself.

You must ask for what you really want. / Don’t go back to sleep. / The door is round and open. / Don’t go back to sleep.

The fault is in the one who blames. Spirit sees nothing to criticize.

Why am I seeking? I am the same as he. His essence speaks through me. I have been looking for myself

We can’t help being thirsty, moving toward the voice of water.

Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment.

The soul has been given its own ears to hear things mind does not understand.

The Beloved is with you in the midst of your seeking! He holds your hand wherever you wander

There is nothing outside of yourself, Look within, Everything you want is there. You are That.

Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give

Look for the remedy inside the pain; since the rose came from the thorn and the ruby came from a stone…

Lose yourself. Lose yourself. Then you will see your own light as radiant as the full moon

After despair, many hopes flourish just as after darkness, thousands of suns open and start to shine

I want to sing like birds sing. Not worrying who listens or what they think.

Yesterday, I was so clever; I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise; I will change myself

I learned that every mortal will taste death. But only some will taste life

Every step of the way I will walk with you And never leave you stranded

Be kind and honest, and harmful poisons will turn sweet inside you

You yourself are what you are looking for. Raise your tent up to the sky. don’t say, ” I cant”. Sure you can. Just do it

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.

Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen!

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

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

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.

When one sense perceives the hidden, the invisible world becomes apparent to the whole.

What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.

When you lose all sense of self the bonds of a thousands chains will vanish.

Lose yourself completely, return to the root of the root of your own soul.

Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.

Gnostics who are hidden in that ocean of light, their breath is all of darkness-shattering light

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

I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God

Bring anger and pride under your feet, turn them into a ladder and climb higher…

What a relief to be empty! Then God can live your life

Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the world.

And if He bars against you all ways and passages, He will show you a secret way, which no man knows

Once you conquer your selfish self, all your darkness will change to Light

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

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

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.

You wander from room to room Hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck!

Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn it? They fall and falling, they’re given wings.

To find the Beloved, you must become the Beloved

I learned that every mortal will taste death. But only some will taste life.

Concern yourself not with the thief-like ego and its business. Whatever is not God’s work is nothing, nothing! – The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi

Poverty is not for the sake of hardship. No, it is there because nothing exists but God. Poverty unlocks the door — what a blessed key! – The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi

Once you conquer your selfish self, all of your darkness will change to Light


The only lasting beauty is beauty of the heart.

Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest, and let the spirits fly in and out.

The heart is the secret inside the secret…

Be watchful – the grace of God appears suddenly. It comes without warning to an open heart.

They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?

We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless. – Listen to your Heart

If you yearn for holy felicity, shed your arrogance and become a seeker of hearts

As you live Deeper in the Heart, the Mirror gets clearer and cleaner

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart


Be silent. That Heart speaks without tongue or lips.

“Why are you so afraid of silence? Silence is the root of everything”

“The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen.

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

Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence..

There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”

In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.

why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open. move outside the tangle of fearthinking. live in silence! 😉 hahah

let’s keep silence but make our hearts move.

I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways…

When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is melody.

Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open? Move outside the tangle of fearthinking. live in Silence

Listen; there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go.

There is a Tower that Love builds Live there in silence.

Where the lips are silent. The heart has a hundred tongues

Be a thirsty heart, search for ever, without a break. Let this silence hidden in the deepest longing each of your words be the source

Be quiet and tear the thorn from your heart. Uncover in silence your soul’s own rose garden

Silence, let the one behind your eyes talk.?


Your essence is gold hidden in dust. To reveal its splendor you need to burn in the fire of love.

Believe in love’s infinite journey, for it is your own, for you are love. Love is life.

“I said to love I’m dying in anticipation, love said to me that is where i want you. Always on the verge!”

Feed your heart on the love of God , that you may become immortal .. And your face illuminated with divine light..

A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison

Remind those who tell you otherwise that Love Comes to you out of its own accord,& the yearning for it Cannot be learned in any school.

You feel the separation From the Beloved. Invite Him to fill you up, Embrace the fire.

My life, my strength, my faith are in your hands. Launch me in the sea of love and let me sail…

Feed your heart on the love of God , that you may become immortal .. And your face illuminated with divine light.

Sit. Be still. And listen, for you are drunk and we are at the edge of the roof.

Love is the energizing elixir of the universe, the cause and effect of all harmonies

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

“Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being.”

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky.

When the tears course down my cheeks, They are a proof of the beauty and grace of my beloved.

I once had a thousand desires, But in my one desire to know you all else melted away.

When the ocean surges, don’t let me just hear it. Let it splash inside my chest!

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.

Love is cure, Love is power, Love is the magic of changes. Love is the mirror of divine beauty.

I’ve forgotten all my learnings, but from knowing you I’ve become a scholar. I’ve lost all my strength, but from your power I am able.

Be wild and crazy and drunk with Love, if you are too careful, Love will not find you.

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

When in love, body, mind, heart & soul don’t exist. Become this, fall in love, and you will not be separated again.

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.

?Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end.

When you find love you will find yourself

Love exalts our earthly bodies to heaven, And makes the very hills to dance with joy!

Believe in love’s infinite journey, for it is your own, for you are love. Love is life.

Come let’s fall in love again, let’s turn all the dirt in this world to shiny gold.

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

Fall in love in such a way that it frees you from any connecting.

Love is reckless; not reason. Reason seeks a profit. Having died of self-interest, Love risks everything and asks for nothing.

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to let go and just live. to take a step without thought of feet.

The tale of love must be heard from love itself. For like a mirror it is both mute and expressive.

Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises.

When i am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, i can’t get to sleep. Praise God for these two insomnias!

Want to sing like the birds?.. sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

This world is a mountain, in which your works are echoed back to you.

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love..Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.?..?

But love unexplained is clearer…

Be certain in the religion of love there are no believers or unbelievers. Love embraces all.

Poetry can b dangerous especially beautiful poetry, coz it gives the illusion of havin had the experience without actually goin thru it

Come out of the circle of time / And into the circle of love.

A lifetime without Love is of no account. Love is the Water of Life. Drink it down with heart and soul!

Both light and shadow are the dance of Love

Love has nothing to do with the 5 senses and the 6directions: its goal is only to experience the attraction exerted by the Beloved

Every moment is made glorious by the light of love

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

The lamps are different, but the light is the same.

Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give.

I come to you without me. Come to me without you.

Believe in love’s infinite journey, for it is your own, for you are love.

When you seek Love with all your Heart, you shall find its echoes in the universe.

this is love , first to let go live ,in the end ,To make a step without feet

Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.

Love is nothing other than finding the truth..!

Feed your heart on the love of God , that you may become immortal .. And your face illuminated with divine light..

Love calls – everywhere and always. We’re sky bound. Are you coming?

In the slaughterhouse of love, they kill only the best, none of the weak or deformed. Don’t run away from this dying. Whoever’s not killed for love is dead meat.

Don’t try to steer the boat. Don’t open shop for yourself. Listen. Keep silent. You are not God’s mouthpiece. Try to be an ear.

Love is for vanishing into the sky. – The Essential Rumi

What is it to know something of God? Burn inside that presence. Burn up.

I have been so naughted in Thy Love’s existence that my nonexistence is a thousand timessweeter than my existence. – The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi

Go mad with Love, If sanity is what you want to find

Love is the cure, for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain until your eyes constantlyexhale love as effortlessly as your body yields its scent.

Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being.

In the house of lovers, the music never stops, the walls are made of songs & the floordances

Love is a mirror, it reflects only your essence, if you have the courage to look in its face

Love is fearless in the midst of the sea of fear

You transform all who are touched by you. Mundane concerns, troubles, and sorrowsdissolve in your presence, bringing JOY

The fertile garden of love, as it is boundless, contains other fruits besides joy and sorrow

Love is the energizing elixir of the universe, the cause and effect of all harmonies

The pure heart is a spotless mirror in which images of infinite beauty are reflected…

Love risks everything And asks for nothing.

Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.

Someone who does not run toward the allure of love walks a road where nothing lives. Butthis dove here senses the love hawk floating above, and waits, and will not be driven or scared to safety.

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

Love is a river. Drink from it.

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

Oh, my friend, all that you see of me is just a shell & the rest belongs to love

This Silence which causes you annoyance is uttering cries of love audible to the spiritual

The lover is a king above all kings, unafraid of death, not at all interested in a golden crown

Exhale only love.

Your love lifts my soul from the body to the sky And you lift me up out of the two worlds

Oh, my friend, all that you see of me is just a shell, and the rest belongs to love

You are the Essence of the Essence, the intoxication of Love

Whoever finds love beneath, hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises


Faith brings relief to the heart from pain and suffering .. Weakness of faith leads to despair and torment .

The rewards of a life of faith and devotion to God are love and inner rapture and the capacity to receive the light of God..

It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.

Whenever you are alone, remind yourself that Allah (God) has sent everyone else away so that there is only you and him.

On the way there is no harder pass than this: fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion.


Protect yourself from your own thoughts.

With each passing moment a soul sets off to find itself.

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

The Ego is a veil between humans and God. In prayer all are equal.

Your name is upon my tongue. Your image is in my sight. Your memory is in my heart.

You were born with wings, why do you prefer to crawl through life

Evil is not in not praying and not fasting. True evil is within the heart that can not forgive

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

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

Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.

Dance until you shatter yourself.

Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.

I looked in temples, churches, & mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.On the way there is no harder pass than this: fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion.

Be calm with those in duality. Speak sweetly and reasonably Patience polishes and purifies.

Get rid of your talking and your books – it is far better to let Him be your book. All of Nature swings in Unison singing without tongues listening without ears, what a blessing!!!

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

Be kind and honest and harmful poisons will turn sweet inside you..

Do not grieve over any joy that has gone forever, for it will return to you in another form, know that for sure

Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart…

Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak.

People of the world don’t look at themselves, and so they blame one another.

To a frog that’s never left his pond the ocean seems like a gamble

A life without love isn’t a life.

Be with those who help your being. Don’t sit with indifferent people, whose breath comes cold out of their mouths.

I wonder from these thousands of “me’s” … which one am I??

How do they learn it? They fall, and falling, they’re given wings.

When the goodwill of hearts is with you, fountains of wisdom will begin to flow from within your own being.

In fact, my soul and yours are the same, You appear in me, I in you, We hide in each other.

Remembering your scent wherever I saw a flower ……. I smelled it and tears began to pour… ….

“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.

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.

You know how it is. Sometimes we plan a trip to one place, but something takes us to another

There is a King, who is aware of every mask you put on.

Wealth has no permanence it comes in the morning, and at night it is scattered to the winds.

I run from body. I run from spirit. I do not belong anywhere

My soul wants to fly away when your presence calls it so sweetly. My soul wants to take flight, when you whisper, arise.

I know you’re tired but come…… this is the way.

I am nothing, yet appear: a transparent dream where your eternity briefly trembles.

I have a drop of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean…

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.

You that come to birth & bring the mysteries, your voice-thunder makes us happy. Roar, lion of the heart, & tear me open.

If you enter paradise looking for thorns, you will find none there but yourself

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.

Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge

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. – The Essential Rumi

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?

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.

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

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

One of the marvels of the world: the sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand.

Purify your eyes and see the pure world. Your life will fill with radiant forms.

Do not grieve over any joy that has gone forever, for it will return to you in another form, know that for sure.

In the blackest of your moments wait with no fear, since the water of life was found by the Prophet in the darkest caverns

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready tobe filled. You feel it, don’t you?

Your task?! To work with all the passion of your being to acquire an inner light

He is the soul of my soul – How can I escape? But why would any soul in this world want toescape from the Beloved?

Do not break with the prophet of your time! Do not rely on your own skills and footsteps! Though you be a lion, if you travel the Path without a guide, you will be a self-seer, astray and contemptible. – The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi

Even if you do not reach His Essence, yet His remembrance has numerous effects upon you. You actualize tremendous benefits by invoking Him. – The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi

Let go of thought and bring it not into your heart, for you are naked and thought is an icy wind. You think in order to escape from torment and suffering, but your thinking is torment’s fountain head. Know that the bazaar of God’s Making is outside of thought. – TheSufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi

His mental questionings form the barrier. His physical eyesight bandages his knowing. Selfconsciousness plugs his ears. – The Essential Rumi

Do you want yourself to be pure of defect? Then look toward him who isn’t ashamed or afraid of speaking the truth

I drank water from your spring and felt the current take me.”

Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives.

If there were no way into God, I would not have lain in the grave of this body so long.

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

I see my beauty in you.

There are no edges to my loving now

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

Never lose hope, my heart, miracles dwell in the invisible. If the whole world turns against you keep your eyes on the Friend

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

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live

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

For kindness has the power to transform sworn enemies into firm friends

I want your sun to reach my raindrops, So your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud Other Quotes –


Moses, those who pay attention to ways of behaving and speaking are one sort. Lovers who burn are another!

Close the language door, and open the window. The moon won’t use the door, only the window.’

The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night

Go my friend Bestow your love even on your foes. If you touch their hearts What do you think will happen ?

When you are with everyone but me, you are with no one. When you are with no one but me, You are with everyone.

A secret turning in us makes the universe turn./ Head unaware of feet, and feet head. Neither cares./ They keep turning.

The cure for pain is in the pain.


My friend, you thought you lost Him;
that all your life you’ve been separated from Him.
Filled with wonder, you’ve always looked outside for Him,
and haven’t searched within your own house. – 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


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


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


“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


“You think of yourself
as a citizen of the universe.
You think you belong
to this world of dust and matter.
Out of this dust
you have created a personal image,
and have forgotten
about the essence of your true origin” – Rumi


“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


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


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


Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom.
How do they learn it?
They fall and falling,
they’re given wings. – Rumi


When you go through a hard period,
When everything seems to oppose you,
… When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,

Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!” – Essential Rumi


Something opens our wings.
Something makes boredom and hurt disappear.
Someone fills the cup in front of us:
We taste only sacredness. – Rumi


You seek knowledge from books. What a shame! .
You are an ocean of knowledge hidden in a dew drop.
– The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi

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