Travelers, it is late. Life's sun is going to set. During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings.
Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)
Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance
Contributed by: Zaady
On the way there is no harder pass than this: fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion.
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.
Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
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.
Don't let your throat tighten with fear. Take sips of breath all day and night, before death closes your mouth.
Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.
He is a letter to everyone. You open it. It says, 'Live!'
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