Rumi quotes

  • You don't live on the earth, you are passing through it.
    -- Rumi

    #Earth #Passing #Passings

  • Consider how wool is turned into an elegantly designed carpet by coming into contact with an intelligent person.
    -- Rumi

    #Intelligent #Intelligence #Wool

  • Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.
    -- Rumi

    #Snow #Melting #Melting Snow

  • We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.
    -- Rumi

    #Wonder

  • In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.
    -- Rumi

    #Inspirational #Life #Inspirational Life

  • Swim out of your little pond.
    -- Rumi

    #Dream #Swim #Littles

  • It's your road & yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you
    -- Rumi

    #May #Walks

  • Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?
    -- Rumi

    #Lying #Gold #World

  • Are you searching for your soul? Then come out of your own prison.
    -- Rumi

    #Soul #Prison #Your Soul

  • The heart is your student, for love is the only way we learn.
    -- Rumi

    #Heart #Love Is #Way

  • Whatever you lost through fate, be certain that it saved you from pain.
    -- Rumi

    #Pain #Yoga #Fate

  • You have no idea how hard I've looked for a gift to bring You. Nothing seemed right. What's the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the ocean. Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It's no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these. So I've brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and remember me.
    -- Rumi

    #Ocean #Heart #Ideas

  • Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.
    -- Rumi

    #Home #Funeral

  • Peaceful is the one who is not concerned with having more or less.
    -- Rumi

    #Peaceful #Concerned

  • Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
    -- Rumi

    #Sympathy #Death #Goodbye

  • I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.
    -- Rumi

    #Hair #Soul #Skins

  • Don't turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That's where the light enters you.
    -- Rumi

    #Light #Turns

  • If you could leave your selfishness, you would see how you've been torturing your soul.
    -- Rumi

    #Soul #Selfishness #Your Soul

  • Beyond the rightness or wrongness of things there is a field, I'll meet you there
    -- Rumi

    #Fields

  • Show me anger and I will show you 'Hurt'. Show me hurt and I will show you 'Love'. Peel the layers if you care!
    -- Rumi

    #Inspirational #Hurt #Care

  • When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit.
    -- Rumi

    #Spiritual #Wisdom #Kindness

  • People of the world don't look at themselves, and so they blame one another.
    -- Rumi

    #Inspirational #People #World

  • Even though you're not equipped, keep searching: equipment isn't necessary on the way to the Lord.
    -- Rumi

    #Lord

  • When you see anyone complaining of such and such a person's ill-nature and bad temper, know that the complainant is bad-tempered, forasmuch as he speaks ill of that bad-tempered person, because he alone is good-tempered who is quietly forbearing towards the bad-tempered and ill-natured.
    -- Rumi

    #Complaining #Speak #Temper

  • I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being.
    -- Rumi

    #Flower #Lips #I Smile

  • Be suspicious of what you want.
    -- Rumi

    #Inspirational #Want #What You Want

  • Know then that the body is merely a garment. Go seek the wearer, not the cloak.
    -- Rumi

    #Body #Garments #Cloaks

  • Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
    -- Rumi

    #Inspirational #Life #Positive

  • Birdsong brings relief to my longing. I am just as ecstatic as they are, but with nothing to say.
    -- Rumi

    #Relief #Longing #Birdsong

  • When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.
    -- Rumi

    #Positive #Perfect #Knees

  • Don't get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.
    -- Rumi

    #Pain #One Day #Cures

  • Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
    -- Rumi

    #Motivational #Spiritual #Flower

  • If you are looking for a friend who is faultless, you will be friendless.
    -- Rumi

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Friendless

  • I am iron resisting the most enormous magnet there is.
    -- Rumi

    #Iron #Enormous #Magnet

  • This silence, this moment, every moment, if it's genuinely inside you, brings what you need. There's nothing to believe. Only when I stopped believing in myself did I come into this beauty. Sit quietly, and listen for a voice that will say, 'Be more silent.' Die and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign that you've died. Your old life was a frantic running from silence. Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.
    -- Rumi

    #Running #Moving #Believe

  • Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east.
    -- Rumi

    #Dying #Looks #West

  • We are born of love. Love is our mother.
    -- Rumi

    #Mother #Best Love #Love Is

  • Believe in love's infinite journey, for it is your own, for you are love. Love is life
    -- Rumi

    #Love #Believe #Journey

  • Be occupied, then, with what you really value and let the thief take something else.
    -- Rumi

    #Thieves #Action #Values

  • Beware! Don't allow yourself to do what you know is wrong, relying on the thought, Later I will repent and ask God's forgiveness.
    -- Rumi

    #Action #Repent

  • Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace.
    -- Rumi

    #Self #Grace #Action

  • My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.
    -- Rumi

    #Way #Tomorrow #Action

  • On the way there is no harder pass than this: fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion.
    -- Rumi

    #Character #Envy #Way

  • Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure.
    -- Rumi

    #Courage #Ease #Foundation

  • It is God's kindness to terrify you in order to lead you to safety.
    -- Rumi

    #Courage #Kindness #Order

  • This discipline and rough treatment are a furnace to extract the silver from the dross. This testing purifies the gold by boiling the scum away.
    -- Rumi

    #Courage #Discipline #Gold

  • 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.
    -- Rumi

    #Friends #Practice #Support

  • Don't allow your animal nature to rule your reason.
    -- Rumi

    #Animal #Desire #Reason

  • Paradise is surrounded by what we dislike; the fires of hell are surrounded by what we desire.
    -- Rumi

    #Fire #Desire #Paradise

  • My words are like a ship, and the sea is their meaning. Come to me and I will take you to the depths of spirit.
    -- Rumi

    #Sea #Meditation #Ships

  • Know that a word suddenly shot from the tongue is like an arrow shot from the bow. Son, that arrow won't turn back on its way; you must damn the torrent at its source.
    -- Rumi

    #Communication #Son #Arrows

  • Since in order to speak, one must first listen, learn to speak by listening.
    -- Rumi

    #Communication #Order #Listening

  • Submit to love without thinking
    -- Rumi

    #Thinking #Submit

  • When love itself comes to kiss you, don't hold back!
    -- Rumi

    #Kissing

  • Speak with the language of love.
    -- Rumi

    #Language #Speak

  • If the house of the world is dark, Love will find a way to create windows.
    -- Rumi

    #Love #Dark #House

  • Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give.
    -- Rumi

    #Giving #Before Death #Given

  • Enough of words. Come to me without a sound.
    -- Rumi

    #Sound #Enough

  • We often need to be refreshed.
    -- Rumi

    #Needs

  • Everything about yesterday has gone with yesterday. Today, it is needed to say new things.
    -- Rumi

    #Yesterday #Today #Gone

  • Smiles come best from those who weep.
    -- Rumi

  • Stay in the spiritual fire. Let it cook you.
    -- Rumi

    #Spiritual #Fire #Cooks

  • Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don't walk into the language-river. Listen to the ocean, and bring your talky business to an end Traditional words are just babbling in that presence, and babbling is a substitute for sight.
    -- Rumi

    #Ocean #Sight #Rivers

  • I am a drunkard from another kind of tavern. I dance to a silent tune. I am the symphony of stars.
    -- Rumi

    #Stars #Symphony #Tunes

  • There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then, there's another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.
    -- Rumi

    #Breathing #Way #Infinity

  • I always thought that I was me — but no, I was you and never knew it.
    -- Rumi

  • This is love: to fly toward a secret sky
    -- Rumi

    #Sky #Secret

  • Reason is the shadow cast by God; God is the sun.
    -- Rumi

    #Shadow #Sun #Reason

  • I want a heart which is split, part by part, because of the pain of separation from God, so that I might explain my longing and complaint to it.
    -- Rumi

    #Pain #Heart #Splits

  • Close both eyes to see with the other eye.
    -- Rumi

    #Wisdom #Eye

  • We rarely hear the inward music, but we're all dancing to it nevertheless.
    -- Rumi

    #Dancing #Inward

  • What is planted in each person's soul will sprout.
    -- Rumi

    #Soul #Persons

  • The light which shines in the eye is really the light of the heart.
    -- Rumi

    #Eye #Heart #Light

  • There is a fountain inside you. Don't walk around with an empty bucket.
    -- Rumi

    #Buckets #Empty #Fountain

  • O, happy the soul that saw its own faults.
    -- Rumi

    #Soul #Faults #Saws

  • Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same.
    -- Rumi

    #Essence #Roots #World

  • There is no way into Presence except through a love exchange.
    -- Rumi

    #Way

  • How can I know anything about the past or the future, when the light of the Beloved shines only Now.
    -- Rumi

    #Past #Light #Shining

  • This world's existence is one night long. There's a great lively gathering that night, but some people sleep through it.
    -- Rumi

    #Sleep #Night #Long

  • And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.
    -- Rumi

    #Winter #Garden #Thinking

  • In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.
    -- Rumi

    #Fire #Goal #Veils

  • Now is the time to unite the soul and the world. Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows.
    -- Rumi

    #Dancing #Soul #Shadow

  • Who gets up early to discover the moment light begins?
    -- Rumi

    #Light #Moments

  • Your legs will get heavy and tired. Then comes a moment of feeling the wings you've grown, lifting.
    -- Rumi

    #Tired #Wings #Feelings

  • I cannot stop asking. If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this prison for drunks.
    -- Rumi

    #Asking #Answers #Taste

  • You've gotten drunk on so many kinds of wine. Taste this. It won't make you wild. It's fire. Give up, if you don't understand by this time that your living is firewood.
    -- Rumi

    #Giving Up #Wine #Fire

  • Work in the invisible world at least as hard as you do in the visible.
    -- Rumi

    #World #Invisible

  • Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey to the ocean of meanings.... Leave and don't look away from the sun as you go, in whose light you're sometimes crescent, sometimes full.
    -- Rumi

    #Ocean #Journey #Light

  • There's a hidden sweetness in the stomach's emptiness. We are lutes, no more, no less. If the soundbox is stuffed full of anything, no music.... When you're full of food and drink, Satan sits where your spirit should....
    -- Rumi

    #Emptiness #Spirit #Satan

  • Your earthly lover can be charming and coquettish but never very faithful. The true lover is the one who on your final day opens a thousand doors.
    -- Rumi

    #Doors #Faithful #Finals

  • You can accomplish a hundred other things but if you do not accomplish the one thing for which you have been sent, it will be as if you have done nothing.
    -- Rumi

    #Done #Hundred #Accomplish

  • Embark on the journey of LOVE. It takes you from yourself to yourself.
    -- Rumi

    #Journey #Love Journey

  • I was you and never knew it.
    -- Rumi

  • The wealth within you, your essence, is your kingdom.
    -- Rumi

    #Essence #Kingdoms #Wealth

  • Its good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.
    -- Rumi

    #Sadness #Yesterday #Water

  • A wealth you cannot imagine flows through you.
    -- Rumi

    #Flow #Wealth #Imagine

  • The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on earth.
    -- Rumi

    #Beautiful #Heart #Earth

  • Tear off the mask. Your face is glorious
    -- Rumi

    #Tears #Faces #Mask

  • It is Love that holds everything together, and it is the everything also.
    -- Rumi

    #Together

  • The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires.
    -- Rumi

    #Soul #Desire #Ends