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Persian jurist, Birth: 30-9-1207, Death: 17-12-1273 Rumi Quotes
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.

Farewells are only for those who view love superficially. For those who cherish affection with all their being, there is no such thing as parting.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you'd ever imagined. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself

When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.

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

Hear with open-mindedness! View through the lenses of sympathy! Converse with the dialect of affection!
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.

I cherish my friends neither with my heart nor with my mind. Just in case... HEART might cease. MIND can forget. I Cherish them with my Soul. SOUL never ceases or forgets.
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Whenever you are alone, remind yourself that God has sent everyone else away so that there is only you and Him.

Whenever you are alone, recall that God has arranged it so that only the two of you remain.
Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.

Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.

Unearth the benevolence in your own soul, then you may discover the kindness in all souls.
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Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

Utter your ideas, not shouts. It is precipitation that cultivates blossoms, not clamor.
Whatever happens to you, don't fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can't see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path...Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want.

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

When life presents you with adversity, you are in an ideal position to beseech the divine.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Yesterday I was astute, so I desired to revolutionize the world. Today I am sagacious, so I am reforming myself.
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.

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

'You are solely responsible for the path you take; others may accompany you, but no one can traverse it in your stead.'
Last night I begged the Wise One to tell me the secret of the world. Gently, gently, he whispered, "Be quiet, the secret cannot be spoken, It is wrapped in silence."

I implored the Sage to divulge to me the enigma of existence. Tenderly, tenderly, he murmured, "Hush now, the answer cannot be uttered. It is shrouded in quietude."
Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that.

Do not look back, No one knows how the world ever began. Do not fear the future, Nothing lasts forever. If you dwell on the past or future, You will miss the moment.

Do not reflect upon the past, For no one knows the origin of our world. Have no dread of what's ahead, Nothing lasts eternally. If you fixate on what has been or will be, You will overlook the present.
Don't get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.

Do not be overwhelmed by your anguish, recognize that ultimately your suffering will heal you.
If you want money more than anything, you'll be bought and sold your whole life.

If you prioritize wealth above all else, you will be a perpetual commodity.
We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.

'The marvels we search for in the world are already within us.'
Don't sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea.

Don't linger in limbo. Venture out, experience life. Rejoice in the brightness of day, and plunge into the depths of the ocean.
Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling understand each other.

'Those on the same wavelength comprehend each other, regardless of verbal communication.'
You don't live on the earth, you are passing through it.

'This world is not your home, you are merely a traveler.'
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep.

The early morning wind carries whispers that you must not ignore. Rise and listen.
In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.

'Compassion transcends faith.'
Every leaf that grows will tell you: what you sow will bear fruit, so if you have any sense my friend, don't plant anything but Love.

Every sprig that blooms will tell you: what you nurture will yield a harvest, so if you have any wisdom my companion, don't cultivate anything but Love.
You have no idea how hard I've looked for a gift to bring You. Nothing seemed right. What's the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the ocean. Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It's no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these. So I've brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and remember me.

I am the dust in the sunlight, I am the ball of the sun . . . I am the mist of morning, the breath of evening . . . . I am the spark in the stone, the gleam of gold in the metal . . . . The rose and the nightingale drunk with its fragrance. I am the chain of being, the circle of the spheres, The scale of creation, the rise and the fall. I am what is and is not . . . I am the soul in all.

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 have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.

You must repeatedly challenge yourself until you grow.
Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.

Our most powerful asset is the kindness and compassion of our soul.
Don't dismiss the heart, even if it's filled with sorrow. God's treasures are buried in broken hearts.

Do not disregard the soul, even if it is weighed down by grief. God's riches are concealed in shattered hearts.
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.

'Though times may be bleak, the Almighty provides solace in even the most hopeless of circumstances. Do not forget that after the darkest night comes the brightest morning.'
Happy is the moment we sit together, with two forms, with two faces, yet one soul. You and I.

'Joyous is the instant we congregate, with two bodies, with two visages, still one spirit. You and Me.'
Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.

Savoring appreciation is the elixir for the spirit. Indulge.
If you are looking for a friend who is faultless, you will be friendless.

If you seek a perfect companion, you will be without companions.
Protect yourself......from your own thoughts.

Guard yourself......from your own musings.
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.

What you are seeking is also seeking you.

The thing you desire is also desiring you.
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.

Be thankful for your existence, every aspect of it, and your visage will radiate with joy, and anyone who beholds it will be filled with satisfaction and serenity.
There are many ways to the Divine. I have chosen the ways of song, dance, and laughter.

I have embraced the sacred through music, movement, and merriment.
All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. The sun’s light looks a little different on this wall than it does on that wall, and a lot different on this other one, but it’s still one light.

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.

'We may identify as Muslims, Jews or Christians but until our souls become the archetype for every spirit we will perceive only our disparities.'
A Candle never Loses any of its Light while Lighting up another candle.

A flame never diminishes while illuminating another flame.
While the mind sees only boundaries, Love knows the secret way there.

While the intellect recognizes restrictions, Love discovers the clandestine route there.
One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand.

The awe-inspiring spectacle of a spirit being confined with the means to unlock its own liberation.
This is Now. Now is, all there is. Don't wait for Then; strike the spark, light the fire.

This is the Present. The Present is all that exists. Don't defer to the Future; ignite the flame.
I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.

I wish for your radiance to touch my tears, so that your warmth can elevate my spirit like a vapor.
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.

Be a beacon, or a life preserver, or a stairway. Assist someone's spirit to mend. Depart your abode like a pastor.
To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel.

To be passionate despite agony is true divinity.