Rumi quotes page 2
It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone
and come back, I'll find it at home.
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things
going badly. Let the lover be.
Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river.
Love is a tree, and the lovers are its shade.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you
Bitter is made sweet through love;
Copper becomes gold through love.
Through love dregs become clear;
Love heals all pain.
Through love the king becomes slave;
Love brings the dead to life.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
You know what love is?
It is all kindness, generosity.
Disharmony prevails when
You confuse lust with love, while
The distance between the two
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Either give me more wine or leave me alone.
Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle
of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.
Looking at my life
I see that only love
Has been my soul's companion
From deep inside
My soul cries out:
Do not wait, surrender
For the sake of love.
My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
What is justice? Giving water to trees. What is injustice? To give water to thorns. Justice
consists in bestowing bounty in its proper place, not on every root that will absorb water.
Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.
This world is no match for your Love.
Being away from you
Is death aiming to take my soul away.
My heart, so precious,
I won't trade for a hundred thousand souls.
Your one smile takes it for free.
Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation.
And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, "You owe me." Look what
happens with love like that. It lights up the sky.
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.
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.
I cannot sleep in your presence.
In your absence, tears prevent me.
You watch me my beloved
On each sleepless night and
Only you see the difference.
Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.
Do you want to enter paradise?
To walk the path of truth
You need the grace of God.
We all face death in the end.
But on the way, be careful
Never to hurt a human heart!
The intelligent person sees with the heart the result from the beginning; the one lacking in
knowledge only discovers it at the end.
Vain, boastful talk repels acts of kindness and tears the branch of mercy from the trunk of
the tree. Speak honestly or else be silent, and then behold grace and delight in it.