Tag Archives: Rumi

Listen:

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

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different/same

“The lamps are different, but the light is the same.”  ~Rumi (via)

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It Doesn’t Matter

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, come, yet again, come. — Rumi

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Seek and Find

“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.”  ~Jalaluddin Rumi

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I have no idea.

I think it speaks to the universality of the human experience that a 13th century Persian poet can resonate with a 21st century Western audience. I’m especially fond of the line, “Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.”  It sounds like a line Robert Hunter would write, and the Grateful Dead would …

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Your are not a prophet. But:

The Mouse and the Camel by Rumi Translated by Coleman Barks A mouse caught hold of a camel’s lead rope in his two forelegs and walked off with it, imitating the camel drivers. The camel went along, letting the mouse feel heroic. “Enjoy yourself,” he thought. “I have something to teach you, presently.” They came …

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Being Green Again

Excerpt from The Dream That Must Be Interpreted by Rumi (1207-1273):    We began as a mineral. We emerged into plant life and into animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again. That’s how a young person …

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All along

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. ~Rumi

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Sunlight

“All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. Sunlight looks a little different on this wall than it does on that wall and a lot different on this other one, but it is still one light.”  ~Rumi

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Hundreds

Excerpt from A Great Wagon by Rumi: Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. • Out …

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The Guest House

The Guest House by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes As an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still …

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Windows

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