Jalaludin Mohammad Rumi Balkhi Inspirational Quotes

by Wadsam | February 25, 2012 7:09 am

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“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.”

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

“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.”

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”

“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”

“Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.”

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?”

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

“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.”

“But listen to me. For one moment
quit being sad. Hear blessings
dropping their blossoms
around you.”

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