Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes
''“Dont be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”― Rumi, The Essential Rumi
''“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ''
''“My soul is from elsewhere, Im sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” ''
''“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”― Rumi, Masnavi i Manavi, the spiritual couplets of Maula
''“silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation.” ''
''“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.” ''
''“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”''
''“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” ''
''“Lovers dont finally meet somewhere. Theyre in each other all along.” ''
''“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” ''
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Be With Those Who Help Your Being
Be with those who help your being.
Don't sit with indifferent people, whose breath
comes cold out of their mouths.
Not these visible forms, your work is deeper.
A chunk of dirt thrown in the air breaks to pieces.
If you don't try to fly,
and so break yourself apart,
you will be broken open by death,
when it's too late for all you could become.
Leaves get yellow. The tree puts out fresh roots
and makes them green.
Why are you so content with a love that turns you yellow?
Rise, lovers, that we may go towards heaven; we have seen this world, so let us go to that world.
No, no, for thought these two gardens are beautiful and fair, let us pass beyond these two, and go to that Gardener.
Let us go prostrating to the sea like a torrent, then let us go foaming upon the face of the sea.
Let us journey from this street of mourning to the wedding feast, let us go from this saffron face to the face of the Judas tree blossom.
Trembling like a leaf and twig from fear