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I'll meet you there.” – Rumi. I believe this field that Rumi, the great A client once called me a sherpa–the sherpa knows the story and the. The Sufi poet Rumi didn't invent Nonviolent Communication, but he seems to have is the clarity it gives me that this type of thinking actually fuels conflict and increases the likelihood of violence. There is a field. I'll meet you there. Would you like to receive our monthly NVC Tips and Clips mailout with event updates?. Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (جلالالدین محمد رومی) Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi (جلالالدین محمد بلخى) . If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me; . Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. Someone sober will worry about events going badly.
Come even though you have broken your vows a thousand times, Come, and come yet again. Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. This is how Hallaj said, I am Godand told the truth! The ruby and the sunrise are one.
I want a heart which is split, part by part, because of the pain of separation from Godso that I might explain my longing and complaint to it. Love is the ark appointed for the righteousWhich annuls the danger and provides a way of escape.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinionbewilderment intuition. Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition. But as the place was too dark to permit them to see the elephant, they all felt it with their handsto gain an idea of what it was like.
One felt its trunk, and declared that the beast resembled a water-pipe; another felt its ear, and said it must be a large fan; another its leg, and thought it must be a pillar; another felt its back, and declared the beast must be like a great throne. According to the part which each felt, he gave a different description of the animal.
One, as it were, called it "Dal" and another "Alif. The eye of outward sense is as the palm of a hand, The whole of the object is not grasped in the palm. The sea itself is one thing, the foam another; Neglect the foam, and regard the sea with your eyes. Reason is the shadow cast by God ; God is the sun. As translated in Masnavi I Ma'navi: There is light and wine, and sweethearts in the pomegranate flowers.
If you do not come, these do not matter. If you do come, these do not matter. People imagine that it is a presumptive claim, whereas it is really a presumptive claim to say "I am the slave of God"; and "I am God" is an expression of great humility. The man who says "I am the slave of God" affirms two existences, his own and God's, but he that says "I am God" has made himself non-existent and has given himself up and says "I am God", that is, "I am naught, He is all; there is no being but God's.
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heartand that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more — more unseen forms become manifest to him. As quoted in The Sufi Path of Love: Yet once more I shall die as Man, to soar With angels blest; but even from angelhood I must pass on: When I have sacrificed my angel - soulI shall become what no mind e'er conceived. Oh, let me not exist! Originally, you were clay.
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From being mineral, you became vegetable. From vegetable, you became animal, and from animal, man. During these periods man did not know where he was going, but he was being taken on a long journey nonetheless. And you have to go through a hundred different worlds yet.
As quoted in Multimind by Robert Ornstein Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving — it doesn't matter, Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times, Come, come again, come. As quoted in Sunbeams: A Book of Quotations by Sy Safransky, p. Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, idolator, worshipper of fire, come even though you have broken your vows a thousand times, Come, and come yet again.
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of living, it doesn't matter Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come even if you have broken your vow a thousand times, Come, yet again, come, come. Heathen, fire worshipper or idolatrous, come!
Come even if you broke your penitence a hundred times, Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are. As quoted in Turkey: This is the gist of what I have to say. From an embryo, whose nourishment comes in the blood, move to an infant drinking milk, to a child on solid food, to a searcher after wisdom, to a hunter of more invisible game.
Think how it is to have a conversation with an embryo. You might say, "The world outside is vast and intricate. There are wheatfields and mountain passes, and orchards in bloom. At night there are millions of galaxies, and in sunlight the beauty of friends dancing at a wedding. Listen to the answer. There is no "other world. You must be hallucinating. As quoted in Marry Your Muse: If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me; For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens.
The Case of Jalal al-Din Rumi The men of God are like fishes in the ocean; they pop up into view on the surface here and there and everywhere, as they please. As quoted in The Rumi Collection: Spirit sees nothing to criticize.
As quoted in Rumi Wisdom: The fault is in the blamer — Spirit sees nothing to criticize. As quoted in Path for Greatness: Spiritualty at Work by Linda J. Is it still a stone, or a world made of redness? It has no resistance to sunlight.
Be courageous and discipline yourself. Completely become hearing and ear, and wear this sun-ruby as an earring. As quoted in Head and Heart: A Personal Exploration of Science and the Sacred by Victor Mansfield I want a heart which is split, part by part, because of the pain of separation from God, so that I might explain my longing and complaint to it. I want a heart which is split, chamber by chamber, by the pain of separation from God, so that I might explain my longings and desires to it.
The Sufi is hanging on to Muhammad, like Abu Bakr. As quoted in Rumi and Islam: I am the dust on the path of [Muhammad], the Chosen one. If anyone quotes anything except this from my sayings, I am quit of him and outraged by these words As quoted in "Rumi and Self-Discovery" by Ibrahim Gamard, in Islamica Magazine Issue 15, Summer You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life? As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul: The Prophet said "In this way you have no more faithful companion than your works.
Can you practice the meanest profession in the world without a master's guidance? Whoever undertakes a profession without a master becomes the laughingstock of city and town. Mathnavi translated by William Chittick pp. Ee have a way from the house to the garden, we are the neighbor of the cypress and jasmine. Every day we come to the garden and see a hundred blossoms. In order to scatter them among the lovers, we will our robes to overflowing.
They are the fragrance of those roses - we are the rosebush of certainty's rose garden. In the people of Hindustan the idiom of Hindustan is praiseworthy; in the people of Sind, the idiom of Sind is praiseworthy.
I do not see the outward and the speech; I see the inward and the state [of feeling]. For the heart is the substance and speech an accident.
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So, the accident is subservient, the substance is the [real] object. The religion of love stands apart from all religions. For lovers the [only] religion and creed is God. The lion who breaks the enemy's ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself. Whoever gives reverence receives reverence.
If you wish to shine like day, burn up the night of self -existence. Dissolve in the Being who is everything. A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance translations by Camille Adams Helminsk and Kabir Helminski God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to flynot one. This discipline and rough treatment are a furnace to extract the silver from the dross. This testing purifies the gold by boiling the scum away.
Fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion. The idol of your self is the mother of all idols.
20 Inspirational Quotes from Rumi
To regard the self as easy to subdue is a mistake. If you wish mercyshow mercy to the weak. If you dig a pit for others to fall into, you will fall into it yourself. Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them.
Were there no men of visionall who are blind would be dead. If you are wholly perplexed and in straits, have patiencefor patience is the key to joy. If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? Anyone in whom the troublemaking self has diedIf you wish to shine like day, burn up the night of self-existence.
There is no worse sickness for the soulO you who are proud, than this pretense of perfection. The heart and eyes must bleed a lot before self-complacency falls away. When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease, then leave him who will not be cured, and tell your story to someone who seeks the truth. Arberry and Reynold Nicholson What is the body? That shadow of a shadow of your love, that somehow contains the entire universe.
There is a community of the spirit Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street, and being the noise. There is no reality but God, says the completely surrendered sheik, who is an ocean for all beings. Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. Every object and being in the universe is a jar overflowing with wisdom and beauty, a drop of the Tigris that cannot be contained by any skin.
Unfold your own myth. Seek those who fan your flames. Wash yourself of yourself. There is something you can do better than anyone else. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. When you commit to something, do it with all your heart. You set out to find God, but then you keep stopping for long periods at mean-spirited roadhouses.
When action come from another section, the feeling disappears. Good things come to an end so that better things can fall together. Anything you lose comes round in another form. The wound is the place where the Light enters you. Darkness is your candle. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. Do what you love and do it with love. Let go of thinking. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
Think of who created thought! Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open? Love is worth it all. If not, leave this gathering. Someone sober will worry about events going badly.
Seed of Peace
Let the lover be. Appreciate both the good and the bad in your life. You change your world by changing yourself. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. We are made of Love and made to Love. The Soul calls from within me: Your Soul is not of this world, your body is.
Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. At the Soul level, we are all ONE. The differences are just illusion and vanity. Choose your life partner wisely. Real love transcends the material plane and no matter if your bodies are apart, your souls will forever be connected.
Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.