Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi Quotes
Water, stories, the body, all the things we do, are mediums that hid and show what's hidden.
Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.
Oh, bird of my soul, fly away now, For I possess a hundred fortified towers.
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.
The way the Beloved can fit in my heart, two thousand lives could fit in this body of mine. One kernel could contain a thousand bushels, and a hundred worlds pass through the eye of the needle.
This is the essence of all sciences - that you should know who you will be when the Day of Reckoning arrives.
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.
The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.
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.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquillity.
You've come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don't know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky.
If you find the mirror of the heart dull, the rust has not been cleared from its face.
Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.
You know the value of every article of merchandise, but if you don't know the value of your own soul, it's all foolishness.
Beg of God the removal of envy, that God may deliver you from externals, and bestow upon you an inward occupation, which will absorb you so that your attention is not drawn away.
There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.
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