Everything is emptiness. Everything else, accidental. Emptiness brings peace to your loving. Everything else, disease. In this world of trickery, emptiness is what your soul wants.
Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.
Make peace with the universe. Take joy in it. It will turn to gold. Resurrection will be now. Every moment, a new beauty.
If you could get rid of yourself just once, the secret of secrets would open to you. The face of the unknown, hidden beyond the universe would appear on the mirror of your perception.
Greed makes man blind and foolish, and makes him an easy prey for death.
Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
Be patient where you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming.
One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand.
But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.
This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.
Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.
Your depression is connected to your insolence
and refusal to praise. Whoever feels himself walking
on the path, and refuses to praise -- that man or woman
steals from others every day -- is a shoplifter!
The sun became full of light when it got hold of itself.
Angels only began shining when they achieved discipline.
The sun goes out whenever the cloud of not-praising comes.
The moment the foolish angel felt insolent, he heard the door close.
The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy.
Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.
My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.
Stay with friends who support you in these. Talk with them about sacred texts, and how you are doing, and how they are doing, and keep your practices together.
Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love.
I learned that every mortal will taste death. But only some will taste life.
My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. My heart is expanding a thousand fold.
Tend to your vital heart, and all that you worry about will be solved.
Travel brings power and love back into your life.
This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love, you are.
When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit.
A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.
This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.
This is what love does and continues to do. It tastes like honey to adults and milk to children.
If you want to win hearts, sow the seeds of Love. If you want heaven, stop scattering thorns on the road.
Love risks everything and asks for nothing.
Everything about yesterday has gone with yesterday. Today, it is needed to say new things.
O, happy the soul that saw its own faults.
Open your hands if you want to be held.
The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire.
The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire. Your essence is gold hidden in dust. To reveal its splendor you need to burn in the fire of love.
Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.
Inside any deep asking is the answering.
Discard yourself and thereby regain yourself. Spread the trap of humility and ensnare love.
The message behind the words is the voice of the heart.
Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.
With every breath, I plant the seeds of devotion, I am a farmer of the heart.
Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.
Be soulful. Be kind. Be in love.
Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape.
Patience is the key to joy.
The lion is most handsome when looking for food.
Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.
What you seek is seeking you.
Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.
I should be suspicious of what I want.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Silence gives answers.
Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Keep silent, because the world of silence is a vast fullness.
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.
These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.
The ego is a veil between humans and God. In prayer all are equal.
Open your eyes, for this world is only a dream.
Swim out of your little pond.
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony. Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
Do not feel lonely,
the entire universe is inside you.
Stop acting so small.
You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Set your life on fire.
Seek those who fan your flames.
The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open.
Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.
Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
The wound is the place where the light enters you.
In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.
Be kind and honest, and harmful poisons will turn sweet inside you.
Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.
If you wish to be a mine of jewels, open the deep ocean within your heart.
Take time like the river that never grows stale. Keep going and steady. No hurry, no rush.
If I love myself I love you. If I love you I love myself.
I do not know who lives here in my chest, or why the smile comes. I am not myself, more the bare green knob of a rose that lost every leaf and petal to the morning wind.
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
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.
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.".
Come out of the circle of time
And into the circle of love.
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you.
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
The soul is here for its own joy.
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.
Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
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.
When I die, I shall soar with angels, and when I die to the angels, what I shall become you cannot imagine.
The moment I first heard love I gave up my soul, my heart, and my eyes.
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.
Plant the love of the holy ones within your spirit; don't give your heart to anything, but the love of those whose hearts are glad.
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.
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.
Woman is a ray of God. She is not that earthly beloved: she is creative, not created.
However much I might try to expound or explain Love, when I come to Love itself, I am ashamed of my explanations... Love alone can explain the mysteries of love and lovers.
When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.
This is the essence of all sciences -- that you should know who you will be when the Day of Reckoning arrives.
You've come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don't know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky.
I have seen the king with a face of Glory, He who is the eye and the sun of heaven, He who is the companion and healer of all beings, He who is the soul and the universe that births souls.
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
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.
We are born of love; Love is our mother.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
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