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.
Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)
Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Indeed envy is a defect; worse than any other.
God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly, not one.
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.
Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.
He is a letter to everyone. You open it. It says, 'Live!'
No prayer is complete without presence.
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