A Quote by Hafiz on hafiz


If thy darling favor thee
Both worlds thou mayest defy
Let fortune stand thy friend
Armies encamp against thee in vain


Contributed by: WispAndMeteor

A Quote by Hafiz on hafiz, courage, love, and self

Dividing God
The moon starts singing
When everyone is asleep
And the planets throw a bright robe
Around their shouldersand whirl up
Close to her side.

Once I asked the moon,
Why do you and your sweet friends
Not perform so romantically like that
To a larger crowd?

And the whole sky chorus resounded,

"The admission price to hear
The lofty minstrels
Speak of love

Is affordable only to those
Who have not exhausted themselves
Dividing God all day
And thus need rest.

The thrilled Tavern fiddlers
Who are perched on the roof

Do not want their notes to intrude
Upon the ears
Where an accountant lives
With a sharp pencil
Keeping score of words
In their great sorrow or sad anger
May have once said
To you."

Hafiz knows:
The sun will stand as your best man
And whistle
When you have found the courage
To marry forgiveness

When you have found the courage
to marry


Source: "The Gift", p136

Contributed by: Equanimous one...

A Quote by Hafiz on hafiz, spiritual poetry, and stillness

Is a cruel ruler

Who is always imposing

Stillness and quiet
Break open the vintage

Awake the real


Source: The Gift, p51

Contributed by: Equanimous one...

A Quote by Hafiz on sufi, mystic, persia, hafiz, loving yourself, and god

Remember for just one minute of the day, it would be best to try looking upon yourself more as God does, for She knows your true royal nature.


Contributed by: rachaelbrady

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on hafiz, now, poems, and sufism

Now is the time to know that all that you do is sacred... Now is the time for you to deeply compute the impossibility that there is anything but grace.


Source: The Gift, Pages: 160

Contributed by: ahafiz

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on hafiz


A Cushion For Your Head

Just sit there right now Don't do a thing Just rest.

For you separation from God, From love,

Is the hardest work In this World.

Let me bring you trays of food And something That you like to Drink.

You can use my soft words As a cushion For your Head.

Hafiz (1320-1389)


Source: "The Gift", Poems by Hafiz, translation by Daniel Ladinsky

Contributed by: Craig

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