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Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī (Persian: جلال‌الدین محمد رومی‎), also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Balkhī (جلال‌الدین محمد بلخى), Mevlânâ/Mowlānā (مولانا, "our master"), Mevlevî/Mawlawī (مولوی, "my master"), and more popularly simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, Hanafi faqih, Islamic scholar, Maturidi theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan in Greater Iran.

Rumi's influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy for the past seven centuries. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages and transposed into various formats.

Rumi has been described as the "most popular poet" and the "best selling poet" in the United States.

Rumi's works are written mostly in Persian, but occasionally he also used Turkish, Arabic, and Greek in his verse. His Masnavi (Mathnawi), composed in Konya, is considered one of the greatest poems of the Persian language. His works are widely read today in their original language across Greater Iran and the Persian-speaking world. Translations of his works are very popular, most notably in Turkey, Azerbaijan, the United States, and South Asia. His poetry has influenced not only Persian literature, but also the literary traditions of the Ottoman Turkish, Chagatai, Urdu, Bengali and Pashto languages.

quote by Rumi: The way of love is not 
a subtle argument. 

The door there 
is devastation. 

Birds make great sky-circles 
of their freedom. 
How do they learn it? 

They fall, and falling, 
they're given wings. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The way of love is not
a subtle argument.

The door there
is devastation.

Birds make great sky-circles
of their freedom.
How do they learn it?

They fall, and falling,
they're given wings.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: 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. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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
quote by Rumi: 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. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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
quote by Rumi: I am another you, you are another me. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I am another you, you are another me.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Shams, my body is a candle touched with fire. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Shams, my body is a candle touched with fire.

--Rumi

quote by Rumi: For the thirst to possess your love,
Is worth my blood a hundred times. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

For the thirst to possess your love,
Is worth my blood a hundred times.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: 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. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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
quote by Rumi: For without you, I swear, the town
Has become like a prison to me.
Distraction and the mountain
And the desert, all I desire. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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
quote by Rumi: Love calls -- everywhere and always. 
We're sky bound.
Are you coming? with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The rose's rarest essence lives in the thorns. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The rose's rarest essence lives in the thorns.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I was dead, then alive.
Weeping, then laughing.

The power of love came into me,
and I became fierce like a lion,
then tender like the evening star. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I was dead, then alive.
Weeping, then laughing.

The power of love came into me,
and I became fierce like a lion,
then tender like the evening star.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the sou… with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.

--Rumi

quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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
quote by 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 L… with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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
quote by Rumi: The world's flattery and hypocrisy is a sweet morsel:
eat less of it, for it is full of fire.
Its fire is hidden while its taste is manifest,
but its smoke becomes visible in the end. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The world's flattery and hypocrisy is a sweet morsel:
eat less of it, for it is full of fire.
Its fire is hidden while its taste is manifest,
but its smoke becomes visible in the end.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Like a sculptor, if necessary,
carve a friend out of stone.
Realize that your inner sight is blind
and try to see a treasure in everyone. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Like a sculptor, if necessary,
carve a friend out of stone.
Realize that your inner sight is blind
and try to see a treasure in everyone.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Let's get away from all the clever humans who put words in our mouth let's only say what our hearts desire. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Let's get away from all the clever humans who put words in our mouth let's only say what our hearts desire.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The prophets accept all agony and trust it. For the water has never feared the fire. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Open your arms if you want the Beloved's embrace. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Open your arms if you want the Beloved's embrace.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: There is a community of the spirit 
Join it, and feel the delight 
of walking in the noisy street, 
and being the noise. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

There is a community of the spirit
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street,
and being the noise.

--Rumi

Longer Version:

There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street and being the noise. Drink all your passion, and be a disgrace. Close both eyes to see with the other eye.


quote by Rumi: Go find yourself first
So you can also find me. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Go find yourself first
So you can also find me.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Be relentless in your looking, because you are the one you seek. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Be relentless in your looking, because you are the one you seek.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Set your sights on a place higher than your eyes can see. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Set your sights on a place higher than your eyes can see.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Purify yourself from the attributes of self, so that you may see your own pure, untarnished essence. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Purify yourself from the attributes of self, so that you may see your own pure, untarnished essence.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Purify your eyes, and see the pure world. Your life will fill with radiant forms. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: No more words. In the name of this place   we drink with our breathing,   stay quiet like a flower.   So the nightbirds will start singing. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

No more words. In the name of this place we drink with our breathing, stay quiet like a flower. So the nightbirds will start singing.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: If you want the moon, do not hide at night. If you want a rose, do not run from the thorns. If you want love, do not hide from yourself. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

If you want the moon, do not hide at night. If you want a rose, do not run from the thorns. If you want love, do not hide from yourself.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Now i am sober and there's only the hangover and the memory of love. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Now i am sober and there's only the hangover and the memory of love.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Submit to love without thinking, as the sun rose this morning recklessly extinguishing our star-candle minds. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Submit to love without thinking, as the sun rose this morning recklessly extinguishing our star-candle minds.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: 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. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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
quote by Rumi: Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Come inside the heart's house. There is peace and solace there. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Come inside the heart's house. There is peace and solace there.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Why are you knocking at every other door? Go, knock at the door of your own heart. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Why are you knocking at every other door? Go, knock at the door of your own heart.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The only real rest comes when you're alone with God. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The only real rest comes when you're alone with God.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Be silent, only the hand of God can remove the burdens of your heart. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Be silent, only the hand of God can remove the burdens of your heart.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: There is a force within that gives you life. Seek that. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

There is a force within that gives you life. Seek that.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: If you want something, release the wish, and let it light on its desire, completely free of the personal. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

If you want something, release the wish, and let it light on its desire, completely free of the personal.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The hurt you embrace becomes joy. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The hurt you embrace becomes joy.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: You suppose that you are the lock on the door. But you are the key that opens it. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

You suppose that you are the lock on the door. But you are the key that opens it.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Judge the moth by the beauty of the candle. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Judge the moth by the beauty of the candle.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey! with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey!

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: You show your worth by what you seek. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

You show your worth by what you seek.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The eye goes blind when it only wants to see why. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The eye goes blind when it only wants to see why.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Longing is the core of mystery. Longing itself brings the cure. The only rule is, suffer the pain. Your desires must be disciplined And what you want to happen in time, sacrificed. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Longing is the core of mystery. Longing itself brings the cure. The only rule is, suffer the pain. Your desires must be disciplined And what you want to happen in time, sacrificed.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: When your love contracts in anger, the atmosphere itself feels threatening. But when you're expansive, no matter what the weather, you're in an open, windy field with friends. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

When your love contracts in anger, the atmosphere itself feels threatening. But when you're expansive, no matter what the weather, you're in an open, windy field with friends.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Don't seek the water; get thirst. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Don't seek the water; get thirst.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. Welcome and entertain them all! . with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. Welcome and entertain them all! .

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The interpretation that makes you ardent and hopeful and active and reverent is the true one. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The interpretation that makes you ardent and hopeful and active and reverent is the true one.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: A craftsman pulled a reed from the reedbed, cut holes in it, and called it a human being. Since then, it's been wailing a tender agony of parting, never mentioning the skill that gave it life as a fl… with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

A craftsman pulled a reed from the reedbed, cut holes in it, and called it a human being. Since then, it's been wailing a tender agony of parting, never mentioning the skill that gave it life as a flute.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Trade your cleverness for bewilderment. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Trade your cleverness for bewilderment.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Believe in love's infinite journey, for it is your own, for you are love. Love is life. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Reason is powerless in the expression of love. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Reason is powerless in the expression of love.

--Rumi

Longer Version:

Reason is powerless in the expression of Love. Love alone is capable of revealing the truth of Love and being a Lover. The way of our prophets is the way of Truth. If you want to live, die in Love; die in Love if you want to remain alive.


quote by Rumi: Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you've been given the door with open. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you've been given the door with open.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: My religion is to be alive from LOVE. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

My religion is to be alive from LOVE.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Your body is away from me, 
but there is a window open 
from my heart to yours. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Your body is away from me,
but there is a window open
from my heart to yours.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Open to me, so that I may open. 
Provide me your inspiration
So that I might see mine. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Open to me, so that I may open.
Provide me your inspiration
So that I might see mine.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: There is none dwelling in the house but God. When a man is awakened he melts and perishes. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

There is none dwelling in the house but God. When a man is awakened he melts and perishes.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey! with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey!

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I am an ark in the swift flood of time, and my companions, a fellowship. Who throws in with us sails into light. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I am an ark in the swift flood of time, and my companions, a fellowship. Who throws in with us sails into light.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Let soul speak with the silent articulation of a face. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Let soul speak with the silent articulation of a face.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: 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. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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
quote by Rumi: The heart is cooking a pot of food for you. Be patient until it is cooked. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The heart is cooking a pot of food for you. Be patient until it is cooked.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Reality is blocked by form and image. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Reality is blocked by form and image.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I am bewildered by the magnificence of your beauty; and wish to see you with a hundred eyes ... I am in the house of mercy, and my heart is a place of prayer. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I am bewildered by the magnificence of your beauty; and wish to see you with a hundred eyes ... I am in the house of mercy, and my heart is a place of prayer.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The satiated person and the hungry one do not see the same thing when they look upon a loaf of bread. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The satiated person and the hungry one do not see the same thing when they look upon a loaf of bread.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: How far is the light of the moon from the moon? How far is the taste of candy from the lip? with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

How far is the light of the moon from the moon? How far is the taste of candy from the lip?

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The illuminated life can happen now, in the moments left. Die to your ego, and become a True Human Being. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The illuminated life can happen now, in the moments left. Die to your ego, and become a True Human Being.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: In the middle of my heart, a star appeared, and the seven heavens were lost in its brilliance. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

In the middle of my heart, a star appeared, and the seven heavens were lost in its brilliance.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: LOVE will lay a carpet of treasures under your feet. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

LOVE will lay a carpet of treasures under your feet.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Walk out like someone suddenly born into colour. Do it now. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Walk out like someone suddenly born into colour. Do it now.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I saw many humans on whom there were no clothes. I saw many clothes in which there were no humans. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I saw many humans on whom there were no clothes. I saw many clothes in which there were no humans.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Bring the sky beneath your feet and listen to celestial music everywhere. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Bring the sky beneath your feet and listen to celestial music everywhere.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: There is someone who looks after us 
from behind the curtain. 
In truth we are not here, this is our shadow. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

There is someone who looks after us
from behind the curtain.
In truth we are not here, this is our shadow.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: A seeker of Truth looks beyond the apparent and contemplates the hidden. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

A seeker of Truth looks beyond the apparent and contemplates the hidden.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Come with me while the wine shop is still open.
We are dizzy with meeting each other. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Come with me while the wine shop is still open.
We are dizzy with meeting each other.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Let people catch something from your heart that will cause no discomfort, but help them to sing. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Let people catch something from your heart that will cause no discomfort, but help them to sing.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Let lovers be crazy, disgraceful and wild Those who fret about such things Aren't in love. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Let lovers be crazy, disgraceful and wild Those who fret about such things Aren't in love.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Wash the dust from your SOUl and HEART with wisdom's WATER. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Wash the dust from your SOUl and HEART with wisdom's WATER.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: We came whirling out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.. 
The stars made a circle, and in the middle, we dance. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

We came whirling out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust..
The stars made a circle, and in the middle, we dance.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: People want you to be happy. Don't keep serving them your pain! If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

People want you to be happy. Don't keep serving them your pain! If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: In Silence there is eloquence. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

In Silence there is eloquence.

--Rumi

Longer Version:

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


quote by Rumi: How often are treasures unearthed beneath the comfort of your house? Treasures are rather always found lying among old ruins. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

How often are treasures unearthed beneath the comfort of your house? Treasures are rather always found lying among old ruins.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: I've said before that every craftsman searches for what's not there to practice his craft. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

I've said before that every craftsman searches for what's not there to practice his craft.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Fasting is an amazing thing. It gives people heart and soul. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Fasting is an amazing thing. It gives people heart and soul.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Fasting blinds the body in order to open the eyes of your soul. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Fasting blinds the body in order to open the eyes of your soul.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Fasting is the first principle of medicine. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Fasting is the first principle of medicine.

--Rumi

Longer Version:

Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself.


quote by Rumi: The world's flattery and hypocrisy is a sweet morsel: eat less of it, for it is full of fire. Its fire is hidden while its taste is manifest, but its smoke becomes visible in the end. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The world's flattery and hypocrisy is a sweet morsel: eat less of it, for it is full of fire. Its fire is hidden while its taste is manifest, but its smoke becomes visible in the end.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Just as the heart becomes carefree in a place of green, growing plants, goodwill and kindness are born when our souls enter happiness. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Just as the heart becomes carefree in a place of green, growing plants, goodwill and kindness are born when our souls enter happiness.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: If you follow the ways in which you were trained, which you may have inherited, for no other reason than this, you are illogical. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

If you follow the ways in which you were trained, which you may have inherited, for no other reason than this, you are illogical.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: God made the Illusion look Real and the Real an Illusion ! with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

God made the Illusion look Real and the Real an Illusion !

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Infinite mercy flows continually
But you're asleep and can't see it. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Infinite mercy flows continually
But you're asleep and can't see it.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: A Breath of love can take you all the way to infinity. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

A Breath of love can take you all the way to infinity.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Poverty is not for the sake of hardship. No, it is there because nothing exists but Allah. Poverty unlocks the door -- what a blessed key! with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Poverty is not for the sake of hardship. No, it is there because nothing exists but Allah. Poverty unlocks the door -- what a blessed key!

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Even when tied in a thousand knots, the string is still but one. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Even when tied in a thousand knots, the string is still but one.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.

--Rumi

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