People of the world don't look at themselves, and so they blame one another.
Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)
Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance
Contributed by: Zaady
Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace.
Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure.
The rain-weeping and the sun burning twine together to make us grow. Keep your intelligence white-hot and your grief glistening, so your life will stay fresh. Cry easily like a little child.
The beginning of pride and hatred lies in worldly desire, and the strength of your desire if from habit. When an evil tendency becomes confirmed by habit, rage is triggered when anyone restrains you.
Paradise is surrounded by what we dislike; the fires of hell are surrounded by what we desire.
Fasting is the first principle of medicine.
Everything in the universe is a pitcher brimming with wisdom and beauty.
Stay with friends who support you in these. Talk with them about sacred texts, and how you are doing, and how they are doing, and keep your practices together.
Indeed envy is a defect; worse than any other.
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