Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure.
Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)
Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Loosen the bonds of avarice from your hands and neck.
People of the world don't look at themselves, and so they blame one another.
Pale sunlight, pale the wall. Love moves away. The light changes I need more grace than I thought.
Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl.
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