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Quote: I will be waiting here.... For your silence to break, For your soul to shake, For your love to wake! by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

I will be waiting here.... For your silence to break, For your soul to shake, For your love to wake!


Quote: Know that the mirror of the heart is boundless... Here, opinions become silent, otherwise they will lead you into errors... for the heart is sacred -- even more the heart is sacredness itself. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Know that the mirror of the heart is boundless... Here, opinions become silent, otherwise they will lead you into errors... for the heart is sacred -- even more the heart is sacredness itself.


Quote: Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear.


Quote: The spiritual path wrecks the body And afterwards restores it to health. It destroys the house to unearth the treasure, And with that treasure builds it better than before. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The spiritual path wrecks the body And afterwards restores it to health. It destroys the house to unearth the treasure, And with that treasure builds it better than before.


Quote: We owe thankfulness to God, not sour faces. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

We owe thankfulness to God, not sour faces.


Quote: No mirror ever became iron again; 
No bread ever became wheat; 
No ripened grape ever became sour fruit. 
Mature yourself and be secure from a change for the worse.
Become the light. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

No mirror ever became iron again;
No bread ever became wheat;
No ripened grape ever became sour fruit.
Mature yourself and be secure from a change for the worse.
Become the light.


Quote: Speak Little. Learn the words of eternity.
Go beyond your tangled thoughts and
find the splendor of paradise. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Speak Little. Learn the words of eternity.
Go beyond your tangled thoughts and
find the splendor of paradise.


Quote: Why set your heart on a piece ofearth,seek out the source which shines forever. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Why set your heart on a piece ofearth,seek out the source which shines forever.


Quote: Bitter your acts, bitter am I, Kindness your deeds, kindness am I, Pleasant and gentle, so you are, Fine honeyed lips and sweet talker. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Bitter your acts, bitter am I, Kindness your deeds, kindness am I, Pleasant and gentle, so you are, Fine honeyed lips and sweet talker.


Quote: A lover in life will be a lover in death, a lover in the tomb, a lover in paradise, a lover on the day of resurrection. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

A lover in life will be a lover in death, a lover in the tomb, a lover in paradise, a lover on the day of resurrection.


Quote: Lovers find secret places inside this violent world where they make transactions with beauty. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Lovers find secret places inside this violent world where they make transactions with beauty.


Quote: In your beauty, how to make poems. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

In your beauty, how to make poems.


Quote: A mountain keeps an echo deep inside itself. That's how I hold your voice. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: Gamble everything for love, if you're a true human being. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn't reach into majesty.


Quote: My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you.


Quote: What strikes the oyster shell 
 doesn't damage the pearl. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

What strikes the oyster shell
doesn't damage the pearl.


Quote: We are tasting the taste of eternity this minute. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

We are tasting the taste of eternity this minute.


Quote: Everything else than sea is a torment to a fish. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Everything else than sea is a torment to a fish.


Quote: The gifts of lovers to one another are, in respect to love, nothing but forms; yet, they testify to invisible love. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The gifts of lovers to one another are, in respect to love, nothing but forms; yet, they testify to invisible love.


Quote: The sweetness and delights of the resting-place are in proportion to the pain endured on the Journey. Only when you suffer the pangs and tribulations of exile will you truly enjoy your homecoming. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The sweetness and delights of the resting-place are in proportion to the pain endured on the Journey. Only when you suffer the pangs and tribulations of exile will you truly enjoy your homecoming.


Quote: Sing to me in the silence of your heart and I will rise up to hear your triumphant song. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Sing to me in the silence of your heart and I will rise up to hear your triumphant song.


Quote: True beauty is a ray That springs from the sacred depths of the soul, and illuminates the body, just as life springs from the kernel of a stone and gives colour and scent to a flower. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

True beauty is a ray That springs from the sacred depths of the soul, and illuminates the body, just as life springs from the kernel of a stone and gives colour and scent to a flower.


Quote: Explanation by the tongue makes most things clear, But love unexplained is clearer. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Explanation by the tongue makes most things clear, But love unexplained is clearer.


Quote: Even though in the world you are the most learned scholar of the time, Behold the vanishing of this world and this time! by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Even though in the world you are the most learned scholar of the time, Behold the vanishing of this world and this time!


Quote: Regard a king as someone unconcerned with kingship. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Regard a king as someone unconcerned with kingship.


Quote: World power means nothing. Only the unsayable, jeweled inner life matters. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

World power means nothing. Only the unsayable, jeweled inner life matters.


Quote: Everything that you want, you are already that. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Everything that you want, you are already that.


Quote: Two there are who are never satisfied -- the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: Your body is woven from the light of heaven. Are you aware that its purity and swiftness is the envy of angels and its courage keeps even devils away. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Your body is woven from the light of heaven. Are you aware that its purity and swiftness is the envy of angels and its courage keeps even devils away.


Quote: Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: All loves are a bridge to Divine love. Yet, those who have not had a taste of it do not know! by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

All loves are a bridge to Divine love. Yet, those who have not had a taste of it do not know!


Quote: Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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.


Quote: The gates made of light swing open. You see in. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The gates made of light swing open. You see in.


Quote: Open the window of your heart and let the Spirit speak. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Open the window of your heart and let the Spirit speak.


Quote: There is a window from one heart to another heart. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

There is a window from one heart to another heart.


Quote: Dance when you're perfectly free. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Dance when you're perfectly free.


Quote: Stop searching here and there, the jewels are inside YOU. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Stop searching here and there, the jewels are inside YOU.


Quote: As you live Deeper in the Heart, the Mirror gets clearer and cleaner. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: Giving thanks for abundance is sweeter than the abundance itself. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Giving thanks for abundance is sweeter than the abundance itself.


Quote: Wisdom is like the rain. Its source is limitless, but it comes down according to the season. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Wisdom is like the rain. Its source is limitless, but it comes down according to the season.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Wisdom is like the rain. Its source is unlimited, but it comes down according to the season. Grocers put sugar in a bag, but their supply of sugar is not the amount in the bag. When you come to a grocer, he has sugar in abundance. But he sees how much money you have brought and gives accordingly. Your currency on this Path is resolution and faith, and you are taught according to your resolution and faith. When you come seeking sugar, they examine your bag to see what its capacity is; then they measure out accordingly.


Quote: Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.


Quote: We bury our seeds and wait, 
Winter blocks the road, 
Flowers are taken prisoner underground, 
But then green justice tenders a spear. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

We bury our seeds and wait,
Winter blocks the road,
Flowers are taken prisoner underground,
But then green justice tenders a spear.


Quote: Love is such a vast sea, it has neither edges nor ends nor corners. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Love is such a vast sea, it has neither edges nor ends nor corners.


Quote: The moon has become a dancer at this festival of love. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The moon has become a dancer at this festival of love.


Quote: At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon won't use the door, only the window. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon won't use the door, only the window.


Quote: Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the Moon. That Moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the Moon. That Moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water.


Quote: Journey from the self to the Self and find the mine of gold. Leave behind what is sour and bitter and move toward the sweet. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Journey from the self to the Self and find the mine of gold. Leave behind what is sour and bitter and move toward the sweet.


Quote: No prayer is complete without presence. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

No prayer is complete without presence.


Quote: With passion pray. With passion make love. With passion eat and drink and dance and play. Why look like a dead fish in this ocean of God? by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

With passion pray. With passion make love. With passion eat and drink and dance and play. Why look like a dead fish in this ocean of God?


Quote: 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. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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.


Quote: There is a Soul within the Soul. Seek it out. There is a Treasure in your mountain. Seek it Out. A mystic in motion, if that's what you are, don't seek out there; seek inside. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

There is a Soul within the Soul. Seek it out. There is a Treasure in your mountain. Seek it Out. A mystic in motion, if that's what you are, don't seek out there; seek inside.


Quote: The angel is free because of his knowledge, the beast because of his ignorance. Between the two remains the son of man to struggle. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The angel is free because of his knowledge, the beast because of his ignorance. Between the two remains the son of man to struggle.


Quote: The pure heart is a spotless mirror in which images of infinite beauty are reflected. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. In the depths there is a spring with all the water your heart is thirsty for. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. In the depths there is a spring with all the water your heart is thirsty for.


Quote: Because I cannot sleep I make music in the night. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Because I cannot sleep I make music in the night.


Quote: Why should I stay at the bottom of a well, when a strong rope is in my hand? by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Why should I stay at the bottom of a well, when a strong rope is in my hand?


Quote: 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. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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.


Quote: From the Distance You only See My Light; Come closer and You will Know that I Am You. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

From the Distance You only See My Light; Come closer and You will Know that I Am You.


Quote: Mount the stallion of love and do not fear the path, love's stallion knows the way exactly. With one leap, Love's horse will carry you home. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Mount the stallion of love and do not fear the path, love's stallion knows the way exactly. With one leap, Love's horse will carry you home.


Quote: Don't be the rider who gallops all nightand never sees the horse that is beneath him. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Don't be the rider who gallops all nightand never sees the horse that is beneath him.


Quote: You are the fountain of the sun. I'm the shadow of a willow. You fall upon my forehead. I melt. You slip into my heart. It spills open. You surround me with such sweetness. I make it my home. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

You are the fountain of the sun. I'm the shadow of a willow. You fall upon my forehead. I melt. You slip into my heart. It spills open. You surround me with such sweetness. I make it my home.


Quote: What is the body? That shadow of a shadow of your love, that somehow contains the entire universe. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

What is the body? That shadow of a shadow of your love, that somehow contains the entire universe.


Quote: Your longing for ME is my message to you, All your attempts to reach ME, Are in reality MY attempts to reach you. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: You knock at the door of Reality. You shake your thought wings, loosen your shoulders, and open. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

You knock at the door of Reality. You shake your thought wings, loosen your shoulders, and open.


Quote: Light up the fire of love inside and blaze the thoughts away. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Light up the fire of love inside and blaze the thoughts away.


Quote: When was the last time you found treasure coffers ensconced in your own house? Treasures always hide among old ruins and wreckage. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

When was the last time you found treasure coffers ensconced in your own house? Treasures always hide among old ruins and wreckage.


Quote: Travelers, it is late. Life's sun is going to set. During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Travelers, it is late. Life's sun is going to set. During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings.


Quote: My soul is my guide, for my soul is of that abode. I will not speak of the earthly. I am of the unknown. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

My soul is my guide, for my soul is of that abode. I will not speak of the earthly. I am of the unknown.


Quote: Actually, your soul and mine are the same. We appear and disappear with each other. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Actually, your soul and mine are the same. We appear and disappear with each other.


Quote: I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: Love is a tree; and lovers are its shade. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Love is a tree; and lovers are its shade.


Quote: A little while alone in your room
will prove more valuable than anything else
that could ever be given you. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

A little while alone in your room
will prove more valuable than anything else
that could ever be given you.


Quote: Feeling lonely and ignoble indicates that you haven't been patient. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Feeling lonely and ignoble indicates that you haven't been patient.


Quote: Without the frown of clouds and lightning, the vines would be burned by the smiling sun. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Without the frown of clouds and lightning, the vines would be burned by the smiling sun.


Quote: Let go of your mind and then be mindful.
Close your ears and listen! by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: Be motivated like the falcon, hunt gloriously. Be magnificent as the leopard, fight to win. Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks. One is all talk, the other only color. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Be motivated like the falcon, hunt gloriously. Be magnificent as the leopard, fight to win. Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks. One is all talk, the other only color.


Quote: 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. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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.


Quote: Love is cure, 
Love is power, 
Love is the magic of changes. 
Love is the mirror, of divine beauty! by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: The work of magic is this, that it breathes and at every breath transforms realities. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The work of magic is this, that it breathes and at every breath transforms realities.


Quote: It is God's kindness to terrify you in order to lead you to safety. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

It is God's kindness to terrify you in order to lead you to safety.


Quote: The world is a playground, and death is the night. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The world is a playground, and death is the night.


Quote: I am sunlight slicing the dark. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

I am sunlight slicing the dark.


Quote: Sunlight fell upon the wall; the wall received a borrowed splendor. Why set your heart on a piece of earth, O simple one? Seek out the source which shines forever. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Sunlight fell upon the wall; the wall received a borrowed splendor. Why set your heart on a piece of earth, O simple one? Seek out the source which shines forever.


Quote: Pure souls, didn't I tell you not to be seduced by this colorful world for I am the Ultimate Painter. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Pure souls, didn't I tell you not to be seduced by this colorful world for I am the Ultimate Painter.


Quote: There is no worse sickness for the soul, o you who are proud, than this pretense of perfection. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

There is no worse sickness for the soul, o you who are proud, than this pretense of perfection.


Quote: The Earth turns to Gold, in the hands of the wise. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The Earth turns to Gold, in the hands of the wise.


Quote: Inside the Great Mystery that is, we don't really own anything. What is this competition we feel then, before we go, one at a time, through the same gate? by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Inside the Great Mystery that is, we don't really own anything. What is this competition we feel then, before we go, one at a time, through the same gate?


Quote: There are many winds full of anger, and lust and greed. They move the rubbish around, but the solid mountain of our true nature stays where it's always been. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

There are many winds full of anger, and lust and greed. They move the rubbish around, but the solid mountain of our true nature stays where it's always been.


Quote: Our purpose here on earth: to manifest the very nature of our spirit, which is touched by the spirit of God. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Our purpose here on earth: to manifest the very nature of our spirit, which is touched by the spirit of God.


Quote: Drum sound rises on the air, its throb, my heart. A voice inside the beat says, I know you're tired, but come. This is the way. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Drum sound rises on the air, its throb, my heart. A voice inside the beat says, I know you're tired, but come. This is the way.


Quote: Water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support.


Quote: Drunks fear the police
but the police are drunk too. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Drunks fear the police
but the police are drunk too.


Quote: A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: All roses fall prey to December.
All intellect falls prey to love's glory.
Since the rose is not eternal
Why be captured by its scent?
Let me know your secrets--
Only the ones that last forever. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

All roses fall prey to December.
All intellect falls prey to love's glory.
Since the rose is not eternal
Why be captured by its scent?
Let me know your secrets--
Only the ones that last forever.


Quote: That's how you came here, like a star without a name. Move across the night sky with those anonymous lights. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

That's how you came here, like a star without a name. Move across the night sky with those anonymous lights.


Quote: Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace.


Quote: All language is a longing for home. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

All language is a longing for home.


Quote: O Love, O pure deep Love, be here, be now, be all. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

O Love, O pure deep Love, be here, be now, be all.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

O Love, O pure deep Love, be here, be now, Be all "worlds dissolve into your stainless endless radiance, Frail living leaves burn with your brighter than cold stares "Make me your servant, your breath, your core.


Quote: If Light Is In Your Heart
You Will Find Your Way Home. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

If Light Is In Your Heart
You Will Find Your Way Home.


Quote: 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. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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.


Quote: The light which shines in the eye is really the light of the heart. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The light which shines in the eye is really the light of the heart.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The light which shines in the eye is really the light of the heart.. The light which fills the heart is the light of God, which is pure and separate from the light of intellect and sense.


Quote: The soul: a wide listening sky with thousands of candles. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The soul: a wide listening sky with thousands of candles.


Quote: There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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?


Quote: You are the root of heaven, the morning star, the bright moon, the house of endless Love. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

You are the root of heaven, the morning star, the bright moon, the house of endless Love.


Quote: The Ego is a veil between humans and God.
 In prayer all are equal. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: You already have the precious mixture that will make you well. Use it. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

You already have the precious mixture that will make you well. Use it.


Quote: Once you have met a true human being,
Let him not disappear from the horizon of your heart. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Once you have met a true human being,
Let him not disappear from the horizon of your heart.


Quote: Tie two birds together. They will not be able to fly, even though they now have four wings. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Tie two birds together. They will not be able to fly, even though they now have four wings.


Quote: Keep digging your well. Water is there somewhere. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Keep digging your well. Water is there somewhere.


Quote: Carry the burden smilingly and cheerfully, because patience is the key to victory. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Carry the burden smilingly and cheerfully, because patience is the key to victory.


Quote: You don't live on the earth, you are passing through it. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

You don't live on the earth, you are passing through it.


Quote: There is nothing outside of yourself, look within. Everything you want is there. You are That. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: Don't you know yet? It is your Light that lights the worlds. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Don't you know yet? It is your Light that lights the worlds.


Quote: To change, you must face the dragon of your appetites with another dragon: the life-energy of the soul. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

To change, you must face the dragon of your appetites with another dragon: the life-energy of the soul.


Quote: A woman is a mystery to guide a wise and open man. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

A woman is a mystery to guide a wise and open man.


Quote: Be patient, even if every possibility seems closed. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Be patient, even if every possibility seems closed.


Quote: The life of this world is nothing but the harmony of opposites. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The life of this world is nothing but the harmony of opposites.


Quote: Everyone sleeps, except lovers, who stay awake, telling stories to God. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Everyone sleeps, except lovers, who stay awake, telling stories to God.


Quote: Love means to reach for the sky
and with every breath to tear a
hundred veils. Love means to step
away from the ego, to open the eyes
of inner vision and not to take this
world so seriously. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Love means to reach for the sky
and with every breath to tear a
hundred veils. Love means to step
away from the ego, to open the eyes
of inner vision and not to take this
world so seriously.


Quote: Prayer clears the mist 
and brings back peace to the Soul. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Prayer clears the mist
and brings back peace to the Soul.


Quote: I used to read the myths of love Now I have become the mythical lover. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

I used to read the myths of love Now I have become the mythical lover.


Quote: Finding faults is for those with tired minds. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Finding faults is for those with tired minds.


Quote: Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.


Quote: I have come to drag you out of yourself and take you into my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had, and lift you like a prayer to the sky. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

I have come to drag you out of yourself and take you into my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had, and lift you like a prayer to the sky.


Quote: This is Now. Now is,
all there is. Don't wait for Then;
strike the spark, light the fire. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

This is Now. Now is,
all there is. Don't wait for Then;
strike the spark, light the fire.


Quote: Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel.


Quote: Don't grieve for what doesn't come. Some things that don't happen keep disasters from happening. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Don't grieve for what doesn't come. Some things that don't happen keep disasters from happening.


Quote: Wisdom tells us we are not worthy; 
Love tells us we are. 
My life flows between the two. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Wisdom tells us we are not worthy;
Love tells us we are.
My life flows between the two.


Quote: Practice patience; it is the essence of praise. Have patience, for that is true worship. No other worship is worth as much. Have patience; patience is the key to all relief. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Practice patience; it is the essence of praise. Have patience, for that is true worship. No other worship is worth as much. Have patience; patience is the key to all relief.


Quote: Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever.


Quote: Don't get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Don't get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.


Quote: Let Silence speak to you about the secrets of the universe. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Let Silence speak to you about the secrets of the universe.


Quote: I am so close, I may look distant. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

I am so close, I may look distant.


Quote: Don't be sad! Because God sends hope in the most desperate moments. Don't forget, the heaviest rain comes out of the darkest clouds. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Don't be sad! Because God sends hope in the most desperate moments. Don't forget, the heaviest rain comes out of the darkest clouds.


Quote: Give your life to the one who already owns your breath and your moments. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Give your life to the one who already owns your breath and your moments.


Quote: What you are seeking is also seeking you. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

What you are seeking is also seeking you.


Quote: Be grateful for your life, every detail of it,
and your face will come to shine like a sun,
and everyone who sees it will
be made glad and peaceful. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Be grateful for your life, every detail of it,
and your face will come to shine like a sun,
and everyone who sees it will
be made glad and peaceful.


Quote: I love my friends neither with my heart nor with my mind.
Just in case...
Heart might stop. Mind can forget.
I love them with my soul.
Soul never stops or forgets. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

I love my friends neither with my heart nor with my mind.
Just in case...
Heart might stop. Mind can forget.
I love them with my soul.
Soul never stops or forgets.


Quote: It's your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

It's your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.


Quote: My dear heart, never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don't harbor bad thoughts, do not gossip and don't teach what you do not know. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

My dear heart, never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don't harbor bad thoughts, do not gossip and don't teach what you do not know.


Quote: And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.


Quote: Yesterday is gone and took away its tale.
Today we must live a fresh story again. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Yesterday is gone and took away its tale.
Today we must live a fresh story again.


Quote: When someone critises or disagrees with you, a small ant of hatred and antagonism is born in your heart. If you do not squash that ant at once, it might grow into a snake, or even a dragon. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: When you go through a hard period, When everything seems to oppose you, ... When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute, NEVER GIVE UP! Because it is the time and place that the course will divert! by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

When you go through a hard period, When everything seems to oppose you, ... When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute, NEVER GIVE UP! Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!


Quote: When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: There is no worse torture than knowing intellectually about love and the way. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

There is no worse torture than knowing intellectually about love and the way.


Quote: The quieter we become, the more we can hear. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The quieter we become, the more we can hear.


Quote: Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them.


Quote: You show your worth by what you seek. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

You show your worth by what you seek.


Quote: Do not grieve over any joy that has gone forever, for it will return to you in another form, know that for sure. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling understand each other. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling understand each other.


Quote: Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in Love. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in Love.


Quote: In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.


Quote: The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.


Quote: I am not this hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

I am not this hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within.


Quote: When setting out on a journey do not seek advice from someone who never left home. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

When setting out on a journey do not seek advice from someone who never left home.


Quote: Fruits ripen with a little warmth, not fire, 
A furnace's heat fruit does not require. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Fruits ripen with a little warmth, not fire,
A furnace's heat fruit does not require.


Quote: Outer eyes are the inner eyes' reflection,
For outer eyes are under their direction. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Outer eyes are the inner eyes' reflection,
For outer eyes are under their direction.


Quote: When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy within you. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy within you.


Quote: Only union with you gives joy. 
The rest if tearing down one building to put up another. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Only union with you gives joy.
The rest if tearing down one building to put up another.


Quote: Die! Die! Die in this love!
If you die in this love,Your soul will be renewed. 
Die! Die! Don't fear the death of that which is known
If you die to the temporal, You will become timeless. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Die! Die! Die in this love!
If you die in this love,Your soul will be renewed.
Die! Die! Don't fear the death of that which is known
If you die to the temporal, You will become timeless.


Quote: A wealth you cannot imagine
flows through you.
Do not consider what strangers say.
Be secluded in your secret heart-house,
that bowl of silence. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

A wealth you cannot imagine
flows through you.
Do not consider what strangers say.
Be secluded in your secret heart-house,
that bowl of silence.


Quote: There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.


Quote: 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. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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.


Quote: Soul, if you want to learn secrets,
your heart must forget about
shame and dignity.
You are God's lover,
yet you worry
what people
are saying. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Soul, if you want to learn secrets,
your heart must forget about
shame and dignity.
You are God's lover,
yet you worry
what people
are saying.


Quote: Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: Knowest thou not the beauty of thine own face? Quit this temper that leads thee to war with thyself. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Knowest thou not the beauty of thine own face? Quit this temper that leads thee to war with thyself.


Quote: When you are everywhere, you are nowhere. When you are somewhere, you are everywhere. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

When you are everywhere, you are nowhere. When you are somewhere, you are everywhere.


Quote: The rose does best as a rose. Lilies make the best lilies. And look! You -- the best you around! by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

The rose does best as a rose. Lilies make the best lilies. And look! You -- the best you around!


Quote: All is known in the sacredness of silence. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

All is known in the sacredness of silence.


Quote: I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as an animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as an animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?


Quote: Do not believe in an absurdity no matter who says it. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of brown and black tiger near body of water
Photo Credit: Ratanjot Singh

Do not believe in an absurdity no matter who says it.


Quote: Sorrows are the rags of old clothes and jackets that serve to cover, and then are taken off. That undressing, and the beautiful naked body underneath, is the sweetness that comes after grief. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Sorrows are the rags of old clothes and jackets that serve to cover, and then are taken off. That undressing, and the beautiful naked body underneath, is the sweetness that comes after grief.


Quote: Whenever sorrow comes, be kind to it. 
 For God has placed a pearl in sorrow's hand. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Whenever sorrow comes, be kind to it.
For God has placed a pearl in sorrow's hand.


Quote: Whoever's calm and sensible is insane! by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Whoever's calm and sensible is insane!


Quote: Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.


Quote: When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease, then leave him who will not be cured, and tell your story to someone who seeks the truth. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease, then leave him who will not be cured, and tell your story to someone who seeks the truth.


Quote: If you desire healing,
let yourself fall ill
let yourself fall ill. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

If you desire healing,
let yourself fall ill
let yourself fall ill.


Quote: You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light.


Quote: 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. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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.


Quote: Close your eyes, fall in Love, stay there. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Close your eyes, fall in Love, stay there.


Quote: If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.


Quote: This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden.


Quote: You left ground and sky weeping, mind and soul full of grief. No one can take your place in existence or in absence. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

You left ground and sky weeping, mind and soul full of grief. No one can take your place in existence or in absence.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

You left ground and sky weeping, mind and soul full of grief. No one can take your place in existence, or in absence. Both mourn, the angels, the prophets, and this sadness I feel has taken from me the taste of language, so that I cannot say the flavor of my being apart.


Quote: 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. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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.


Quote: This moment is all there is. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

This moment is all there is.


Quote: Don't feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Don't feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.


Quote: 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. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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.


Quote: Don't move the way fear makes you move. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Don't move the way fear makes you move.


Quote: Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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.


Quote: It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

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


Quote: I am a drunkard from another kind of tavern. I dance to a silent tune. I am the symphony of stars. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

I am a drunkard from another kind of tavern. I dance to a silent tune. I am the symphony of stars.


Quote: Dance, and make joyous the love around you. Dance, and your veils which hide the Light shall swirl in a heap at your feet. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of photo of author Rumi with quote

Dance, and make joyous the love around you. Dance, and your veils which hide the Light shall swirl in a heap at your feet.


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