Mevlana Rumi

1207 - 1273

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on lust and intelligence

He whose intellect overcomes his lust is higher than the angels; he whose lust overcomes his intelligence is less than an animal.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (Shambhala Classics), Pages: 16

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on discipline

The undisciplined man doesn't wrong himself alone--
he sets fire to the whole world.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (Shambhala Classics), Pages: 17

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on i, no room for, no room for me and thee, the beloved, and rumi

The Beloved

One went to the door of the Beloved and knocked.
A voice asked: 'Who is there?' He answered: 'It is I.'
The voice said: 'There is no room here for me and thee.'
The door was shut.

After a year of solitude and deprivation
this man returned to the door of the Beloved.
He knocked.
A voice from within asked: 'Who is there?'
The man said: 'It is Thou.'
The door was opened for him.
Rumi

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on love and lover

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Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Jalal ad-Din Rumi

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on love, ant, sun, and reconciliation

reconciling to myself, I emerge into the world
bare of all thought, clear love in which
the sun on my doorstep dances to your drum
the ant walking into it is no less than you.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on raindrops, sun, heat, soul, and cloud

I want your sun to reach my raindrops,
So your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi

When you are with everyone but me,
you're with no one.
When you are with no one but me,
you're with everyone.
Instead of being so bound up with everyone,
be everyone.
When you become that many,
you're nothing.
Empty.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi

Hear Blessings dropping their blossoms around you

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on love and god

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To Love is to reach God.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi

You're sitting here with us, but you're also
out walking in a field at dawn.
You are yourself the animal we hunt when
you come with us on the hunt.
You're in your body like a plant is solid
in the ground, yet you're wind.
You're the diver's clothes
lying empty on the beach.
You're the fish.

In the ocean are many bright strands
and many dark strands like veins
that are seen when a wing is lifted up.
Your hidden self is blood in those, those veins
that are lute strings that make ocean music,
not the sad sound of surf,
but the sound of no shore.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

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