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Rumi

1207 - 1273 | Konya, Turkey

Among the greatest Persian poets, author of Masnavi-e-Manavi, Fihi Ma Fihi and Diwan-e-Shams Tabrizi.

Among the greatest Persian poets, author of Masnavi-e-Manavi, Fihi Ma Fihi and Diwan-e-Shams Tabrizi.

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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.

All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire.

All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire.

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.

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.

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?

In the slaughterhouse of love, they kill only the best, none of the weak or deformed. Don't run away from this dying. Whoever's not killed for love is dead meat.

In the slaughterhouse of love, they kill only the best, none of the weak or deformed. Don't run away from this dying. Whoever's not killed for love is dead meat.

The wound is the place where the Light enters you

The wound is the place where the Light enters you

The wound is the place where the Light enters you

The wound is the place where the Light enters you

If you desire to heal, let yourself fall ill.

If you desire to heal, let yourself fall ill.

At the end of my life, with just one breath left,

if you come, I’ll sit up and sing

At the end of my life, with just one breath left,

if you come, I’ll sit up and sing

You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.

You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.

I am yours. Don't give me back to me.

I am yours. Don't give me back to me.

Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.

Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.

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!

Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.

Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.

Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love

The cure for pain is in the pain.

The cure for pain is in the pain.

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart

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

Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.

Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.

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

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

What you seek is seeking you.

What you seek is seeking you.

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

I didn't come here of my own accord, and I can't leave that way. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.

I didn't come here of my own accord, and I can't leave that way. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?

They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion

Love is the whole thing.

We are only pieces.

Love is the whole thing.

We are only pieces.

Within tears, find hidden laughter. Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one.

Within tears, find hidden laughter. Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one.

Try something different. Surrender.

Try something different. Surrender.

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?

I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.

I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.

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.

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.

Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.

Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.

Either give me more wine or leave me alone.

Either give me more wine or leave me alone.

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.

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.

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

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

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

You and I have spoken all these words, but for the way we have to go,words are no preparation. I have one small drop of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean

You and I have spoken all these words, but for the way we have to go,words are no preparation. I have one small drop of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean

If in the darkness of ignorance, you don’t recognize a person’s true nature, look to see whom he has chosen for his leader.

If in the darkness of ignorance, you don’t recognize a person’s true nature, look to see whom he has chosen for his leader.

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.

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.

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.

Recitation

aah ko chahiye ek umr asar hote tak SHAMSUR RAHMAN FARUQI