Quotes by Jalaluddin Rumi
Study me as much as you like, you will never know me. For I differ a hundred ways from what you see me to be.
In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.
Achieve some perfection yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be.
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.
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
What you seek is seeking you.
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.
Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.
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.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?
Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.
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.
I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.
These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.
Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.
Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.
I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.
Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
The very center of your heart is where life begins – the most beautiful place on earth.
Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds.
Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.
The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.
If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.
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