Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

Be With Those Who Help Your Being - Poem by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Be with those who help your being.
Don't sit with indifferent people, whose breath
comes cold out of their mouths.
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Comments about Be With Those Who Help Your Being by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

  • Mamunur Rahman Kayes (11/8/2019 2:00:00 AM)

    wow nice poem. I love the mab too much (Report)Reply

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  • Britte Ninad (6/23/2019 1:33:00 AM)

    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? /// love for you O great
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/28/2018 3:14:00 AM)

    O love come, come alone
    come, come and do not moan
    be with one
    one and one
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  • (1/10/2018 8:41:00 AM)

    super ya (Report)Reply

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  • (6/27/2017 6:09:00 AM)

    Robert Frost said, world will be destroyed not by fire, but by ice., ice of insouciance.
    So let us remain standing and welcome, cajole our people to be in perpetual readiness to work.
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  • (4/3/2016 10:43:00 PM)

    Lovely poem. Serves for reevaluation. (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (4/3/2016 6:20:00 PM)

    Be with those who help your being. I could have used hearing those words at different stages of my life. I suspect we all could have. But had we heard them, would we have heeded them? When I was young, I didn't have the wisdom to employ this saying into my life. I find that now that I am older, I still lack wisdom but this time the wisdom to recognize the difference between those who only appear to help your being and those who would really help your being. (Report)Reply

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  • Kim Barney (4/3/2016 7:39:00 AM)

    Good advice written centuries ago that still holds true today. No rhyme, but that's what happens with translations. (Report)Reply

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  • Barry Middleton (4/3/2016 5:57:00 AM)

    Don't hang with negative people, people that hold you back. Instead surround yourself with relationships that help you to become a better person. Rumi was a smart man. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/3/2016 1:09:00 AM)

    Changes! Leaves get yellow. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/13/2015 3:28:00 AM)

    To be fruitfull in life, be devoted. That path also requires a proper company.
    So, beware! - says Rumi here.
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  • Charity Nduhiu (10/12/2015 1:27:00 AM)

    Why are you so content with a love that turns you yellow? you should be with those who help your being. Nice write (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (4/19/2015 10:16:00 AM)

    Beautifully articulated piece of poetry written with insight. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/29/2014 2:53:00 AM)

    Very interesting poem for inner awareness and leading a perfect life harmonious to all. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/9/2014 3:20:00 AM)

    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 kind word can go along ways....a kind deed even farther..
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  • (2/8/2014 2:20:00 PM)

    Is it selfish to follow this advice and only grace your presence to those who help you? Maybe instead we should try to help others find their being and find our own that way. Maybe instead of taking we should only give. I regret that this poem doesn't have a semblance of a rhyme, but the words are clear and thought provoking. (Report)Reply

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