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Maulana Rumi

1207 - 1273 | Vakhsh, tajikistan

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

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

"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."

"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."

"I am weary of personal worrying,

in love with the art of madness."

"I am weary of personal worrying,

in love with the art of madness."

"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."

"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."

"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."

"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."

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.

"Look past your thoughts, so you may

drink the pure nectar of This Moment."

"Look past your thoughts, so you may

drink the pure nectar of This Moment."

Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love

Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

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

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

"You try to be faithful

And sometimes you're cruel.

You are mine. Then, you leave.

Without you, I can't cope.

And when you take the lead,

I become your footstep.

Your absence leaves a void.

Without you, I can't cope.

You have disturbed my sleep,

You have wrecked my image.

You have set me apart.

Without you, I can't cope."

"You try to be faithful

And sometimes you're cruel.

You are mine. Then, you leave.

Without you, I can't cope.

And when you take the lead,

I become your footstep.

Your absence leaves a void.

Without you, I can't cope.

You have disturbed my sleep,

You have wrecked my image.

You have set me apart.

Without you, I can't cope."

"silence is the language of god,

all else is poor translation."

"silence is the language of god,

all else is poor translation."

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep.

"I will be waiting here....

For your silence to break,

For your soul to shake,

For your love to wake!"

"I will be waiting here....

For your silence to break,

For your soul to shake,

For your love to wake!"

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

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

"Nothing can help me but that beauty.

There was a dawn I remember

when my soul heard something from your soul.

I drank water from your spring

and felt the current take me."

"Nothing can help me but that beauty.

There was a dawn I remember

when my soul heard something from your soul.

I drank water from your spring

and felt the current take me."

"Here is a relationship booster

that is guaranteed to

work:

Every time your spouse or lover says something stupid

make your eyes light up as if you

just heard something

brilliant."

"Here is a relationship booster

that is guaranteed to

work:

Every time your spouse or lover says something stupid

make your eyes light up as if you

just heard something

brilliant."

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

"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!"

"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!"

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

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

"I have lived on the lip

of insanity, wanting to know reasons,

knocking on a door. It opens.

I've been knocking from the inside."

"I have lived on the lip

of insanity, wanting to know reasons,

knocking on a door. It opens.

I've been knocking from the inside."

"Put your thoughts to sleep,

do not let them cast a shadow

over the moon of your heart.

Let go of thinking."

"Put your thoughts to sleep,

do not let them cast a shadow

over the moon of your heart.

Let go of thinking."

Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.

Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.

Poems are rough notations for the music we are.

Poems are rough notations for the music we are.

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

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

You are the Truth from foot to brow. Now, what else would you like to know?

You are the Truth from foot to brow. Now, what else would you like to know?

"The minute I heard my first love story,

I started looking for you, not knowing

how blind that was.

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.

They're in each other all along."

"The minute I heard my first love story,

I started looking for you, not knowing

how blind that was.

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.

They're in each other all along."

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

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

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

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

One who has vanity and conceit in his head

Imagine not that he will ever hear the truth"

One who has vanity and conceit in his head

Imagine not that he will ever hear the truth"

Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.

Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.

"Since Love has made ruins of my heart

The sun must come and illumine them.

Such generosity has broken me with shame."

"Since Love has made ruins of my heart

The sun must come and illumine them.

Such generosity has broken me with shame."

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

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

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames

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

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

Travel brings power and love back into your life.

Travel brings power and love back into your life.

Be empty of worrying.

Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison

When the door is so wide open?

Be empty of worrying.

Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison

When the door is so wide open?

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

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

This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor...Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor...Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

"Be melting snow.

Wash yourself of yourself."

"Be melting snow.

Wash yourself of yourself."

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

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

"You were born with potential.

You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.

You were born with wings.

You are not meant for crawling, so don't.

You have wings.

Learn to use them and fly."

"You were born with potential.

You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.

You were born with wings.

You are not meant for crawling, so don't.

You have wings.

Learn to use them and fly."

"Keep on knocking

'til the joy inside

opens a window

look to see who's there"

"Keep on knocking

'til the joy inside

opens a window

look to see who's there"

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

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

Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.

Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.

"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."

"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."

What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle

What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle

"I, you, he, she, we

In the garden of mystic lovers,

these are not true distinctions."

"I, you, he, she, we

In the garden of mystic lovers,

these are not true distinctions."