Mevlana Rumi

1207 - 1273

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on clarity, awareness, purity, and wine

Any wine will get you high.
Judge like a king, and choose the purest,

the ones unadulterated with fear,
or some urgency about "what's needed."

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Essential Rumi (trans. Coleman Barks, John Moyne), p. 7 - The Many Wines

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on love, joy, and sorrow

The garden of
Love
is green without
limit
and yields many
fruits
other than sorrow
and joy.
Love is beyond either
condition:
without spring,
without autumn,
it is always fresh.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on clarity, awareness, ecstasy, and wine

There are thousands of wines
that can take over our minds.

Don't think all ecstasies
are the same!

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Many Wines

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on change, love, and transformation

Inside this new love, die.
Your way begins on the other side.
Become the sky,
Take an axe to the prison wall.
Escape.
Walk out like someone suddenly born into color.
Do it now.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Quietness - The Essential Rumi (trans. Coleman Barks)

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on poetry and heart

One day You will take
my heart completely
and make it more fiery
than a dragon. Your
eyelashes will write on
my heart the poem
that could never come
from the pen of a poet.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on self, love, true being, divine being, pilgrimage, search, and body is a temple

O you who've gone on pilgrimage -
              where are you, where, oh where?
Here, here is the Beloved!
              Oh come now, come, oh come!
Your friend, he is your neighbor,
             he is next to your wall -
You, erring in the desert -
              what air of love is this?
If you'd see the Beloved's
              form without any form -
You are the house, the master,
              You are the Kaaba, you! . . .
Where is a bunch of roses,
              if you would be this garden?
Where, one soul's pearly essence
              when you're the Sea of God?
That's true - and yet your troubles
              may turn to treasures rich -
How sad that you yourself veil
              the treasure that is yours!

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: I Am Wind, You Are Fire, Translation by Annemarie Schimmel

Contributed by: Lisa

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on fear, love, beauty, and prayer

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Spring Giddiness

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on awareness, sleep, and desire

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Spring Giddiness

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on love, adoration, and impermanence

Come on sweetheart
let's adore one another
before there is no more
of you and me

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on friendship, animal nature, kindness, and civility

A generous friend
gives life for a friend
let's rise above this
animalistic behavior
and be kind to one another

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Contributed by: Jessica

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