Mevlana Rumi

1207 - 1273

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on light, darkness, and heaven

The armies of the day have chased the army of the night,
Heaven and earth are filled with purity and light.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Mystic Odes 473

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on clarity, desire, and senses

The bird of vision is flying towards You with the wings of desire.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Mystic Odes 833

Contributed by: Jessica

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

God has allowed some magical reversal to occur,
so that you see the scorpion pit
as an object of desire,
and all the beautiful expanse around it,
as dangerous and swarming with snakes.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi VI, "One Handed Basket Weaving"

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on god, awareness, and self

Remember God so much that you are forgotten.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: "Be Lost in the Call", trans. Kabir Helminski

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on rumi, love, heaven, and angels

At every instant and from every side, resounds the call of Love:
We are going to sky, who wants to come with us?
We have gone to Heaven, we have been the friends of the angels,
And now we will go back there, for there is our country.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi and Sufism trans. Simone Fattal

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on opps, memory lapse, and will complete later

There is a passion in me,
that doesn't long for anything,
from another human being.
I was given somethingelse,
a hat, to wear in both worlds.
It fell off.
It doesn't matter. It really doesn't matter.

One morning, I awoke beyond the Dawn,
A source of sweetness that always flow,
and is never less...

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi poem from Coleman Barks "I Want Burning" program from Sounds True

Contributed by: Jerry

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on faults and projection

Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader,
are your own nature reflected in them.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (Shambhala Classics), Pages: 18

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on talking and thought

O tongue you are an endless treasure.
O tongue, you are also an endless disease.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (Shambhala Classics), Pages: 18

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on senses and body

Hungry, you're a dog, angry and bad-natured.
having eaten your fill, you become a carcass;
you lie down like a wall, senseless.
At one time a dog, at another time a carcass,
how will you run with lions, or follow the saints?

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (Shambhala Classics), Pages: 19

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on illusion and indulgence

People fancy they are enjoying themselves,
but they are really tearing out their wings
for the sake of an illusion.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (Shambhala Classics), Pages: 17

Contributed by: Jessica

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