Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being.If not, leave this gathering.Half-heartedness doesn't reach into majesty.You set out to find God, but then you keep stopping for long periods at meanspitited roadhouses.Don't wait any longer...
Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)
Source: The Illuminated Rumi, Pages: 58-59
Contributed by: Tsuya
In the silence between your heartbeat bides a summons. Do you hear it? Name it if you must, or leave it forever nameless, but why pretend it is not there?
Contributed by: Anne
What in your life is calling you,When all the noise is silenced,The meetings adjourned...The lists laid aside,And the Wild Iris bloomsBy itselfIn the dark forest...What still pulls on your soul?
Shadow and Light Source BothHow does a part of the world leave the world?How does wetness leave water?Dont' try to put out fire by throwing onmore fire! Don't wash a wound with blood.No matter how fast you run, your shadowkeeps up. Sometimes it's in front!Only full overhead sun diminishes your shadow.But that shadow has been serving you.What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness isyour candle. Your boundaries are your quest.I could explain this, but it will break theglass cover on your heart, and there's nofixing that.You must have shadow and light source both.Listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe.When from that tree feathers and wings sprout on you,be quieter than a dove. Don't even open your mouth foreven a coo.
Contributed by: David
I am dying into your mystery, and dying, I am now no other than that mystery. I open to your majesty as an orchard welcomes rain, and twenty times that.
Source: One Song: A New Illuminated Rumi
Contributed by: ingebrita
I am an ark in the swift flood of time, and my companions, a fellowship.Who throws in with us sails into light.
Protect yourself......from your own thoughts.
Contributed by: Rinon Hoxha - Ustahi
Every bird will follow it's specie.
Reality is blocked by form and image.
For me to praise is interrupting praise.
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