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100 Rumi Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Rumi Sayings: Love is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end. Imagine, a suspended ocean, riding Love is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end. Imagine, a suspended ocean, riding on a cushion of ancient secrets.
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Rumi Sayings: No One in the Entire World is as Precious as You are. No One in the Entire World is as Precious as You are.
Rumi Sayings: What you have despised in yourself as a thorn opens into a rose. What you have despised in yourself
as a thorn opens into a rose.
Rumi Sayings: Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that
Rumi Sayings: I said "show me the ladder, that I may climb up to heaven ' He I said "show me the ladder, that I may climb up to heaven '
He said "your head is the ladder, bring your head down under your feet
Rumi Sayings: The Law of Wonder rules my life at last, ... I burn each second of The Law of Wonder rules my life at last,
... I burn each second of my life to Love
Each second of my life burns out in Love
In each leaping second Love lives afresh.
Rumi Sayings: Every rose that is sweet-scented within, That rose is telling of the secrets of the Every rose that is sweet-scented within, That rose is telling of the secrets of the Universal.
Rumi Sayings: May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise. May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.
Rumi Sayings: I will find new meaning in every joy and sorrow. I will find new meaning in every joy and sorrow.
Rumi Sayings: We are the Sun with all the different kinds of Light. We are the Sun with all the different
kinds of Light.
Rumi Sayings: Inside of us, there's a continual autumn. Our leaves fall and are blown out over Inside of us, there's a continual autumn. Our leaves fall and are blown out over the water.
Rumi Sayings: Any one in love will have no religion. Any one in love
will have no religion.
Rumi Sayings: Dance where you can break yourself up to pieces and totally abandon your worldly passions. Dance where you can break yourself up to pieces and totally abandon your worldly passions.
Rumi Sayings: In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.
Rumi Sayings: You show your worth by what you seek. You show your worth by what you seek.
Rumi Sayings: There is no worse torture than knowing intellectually about love and the way. Those Egyptian There is no worse torture than knowing intellectually
about love and the way.
Those Egyptian women, when they saw Joseph,
they were not judging his handsomeness.
They were lost in it,
cutting their hands as they cut their food.
Rumi Sayings: If you could leave your selfishness, you would see how you've been torturing your soul. If you could leave your selfishness, you would see how you've been torturing your soul.
Rumi Sayings: YOU MUSTN'T BE AFRAID OF DEATHyou're a deathless soulyou can't be kept in a dark YOU MUSTN'T BE AFRAID OF DEATH
you're a deathless soul
you can't be kept in a dark grave
you're filled with God's glow
be happy with your beloved
you can't find any better
the world will shimmer
because of the diamond you hold
when your heart is immersed
in this blissful love
you can easily endure
any bitter face around
in the absence of malice
there is nothing but
happiness and good times
don't dwell in sorrow my friend
ghazal number 2594
Rumi Sayings: Words can fertilize space now and then; don't deny yourself becoming enriched. Words can fertilize space now and then; don't deny yourself becoming enriched.
Rumi Sayings: You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.
Rumi Sayings: It is Love that gives joy to happiness. It is Love that gives joy to happiness.
Rumi Sayings: I have no fear to burn my mouth and throat I'm ready to drink every I have no fear
to burn my mouth and throat
I'm ready to drink every flame and more.
Rumi Sayings: Be silent now. Say fewer and fewer praise poems. Let yourself become living poetry. Be silent now. Say fewer and fewer praise poems. Let yourself become living poetry.
Rumi Sayings: I am so close, I may look distant. I am so close, I may look distant.
Rumi Sayings: In the sea of love, I melt like salt, Faith, Doubt - they both dissolve. In the sea of love, I melt like salt, Faith, Doubt - they both dissolve. A star is opening in my heart, The worlds turn in it.
Rumi Sayings: You are the source of the sun.And I am the willow's shadow. Oh, you have You are the source of the sun.
And I am the willow's shadow.
Oh, you have struck me on the head,
Wretch that I am, on fire am I.
Rumi Sayings: Beyond the rightness or wrongness of things there is a field, I'll meet you there Beyond the rightness or wrongness of things there is a field, I'll meet you there
Rumi Sayings: Except for Love, nothing you see will remain forever. Except for Love, nothing you see will remain forever.
Rumi Sayings: Do you pay regular visits to yourself? Don't argue or answer rationally. Let us die, Do you pay regular visits to yourself? Don't argue or answer rationally. Let us die, and dying, reply.
Rumi Sayings: Be crumbled.So wild flowers will come up where you are.You have been stony for too Be crumbled.
So wild flowers will come up where you are.
You have been stony for too many years.
Try something different.
Surrender.
Rumi Sayings: Since I was cut from the reedbed I have made this crying sound. Anyone separated Since I was cut from the reedbed I have made this crying sound. Anyone separated from someone he loves understands what I say. Anyone pulled from a Source longs to go back.
Rumi Sayings: Whatever happens. Whatever what is is is what I want. Only that. But that. Whatever happens. Whatever what is is is what I want. Only that. But that.
Rumi Sayings: Here's the new rule: break the wineglass, and fall toward the glassblower's breath. Here's the new rule: break the wineglass, and fall toward the glassblower's breath.
Rumi Sayings: Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.
Rumi Sayings: Why should I be weary when every cell of my body is bursting with life? Why should I be weary when every cell of my body is bursting with life?
Rumi Sayings: This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
Rumi Sayings: We are tasting the taste of eternity this minute. We are tasting the taste of eternity this minute.
Rumi Sayings: The intellectual is always showing off,the lover is always getting lost.The intellectual runs away.afraid of The intellectual is always showing off,
the lover is always getting lost.
The intellectual runs away.
afraid of drowning;
the whole business of love
is to drown in the sea.
Intellectuals plan their repose;
lovers are ashamed to rest.
The lover is always alone.
even surrounded by people;
like water and oil, he remains apart.
The man who goes to the trouble
of giving advice to a lover
get nothing. He's mocked by passion.
Love is like musk. It attracts attention.
Love is a tree, and the lovers are its shade.
Rumi Sayings: In real existence there is only unity. In real existence there is only unity.
Rumi Sayings: When I die, I shall soar with angels, and when I die to the angels, When I die, I shall soar with angels, and when I die to the angels, what I shall become you cannot imagine.
Rumi Sayings: There are many languages in the world; in meaning all are the same. If you There are many languages in the world; in meaning all are the same. If you break the cups, water will be unified and will flow together
Rumi Sayings: Things are such that someone lifting a cup, or watching the rain, petting a dog, Things are such that someone lifting a cup, or watching the rain, petting a dog, or singing, just singing - could be doing as much for this universe as anyone.
Rumi Sayings: Here in my chest a Star came out so clear it drew all Stars into Here in my chest a Star came out so clear it drew all Stars into it.
Rumi Sayings: Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end. Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end.
Rumi Sayings: Oh you, straying heart, just come! Oh you, aching liver, just come! If the path Oh you, straying heart, just come! Oh you, aching liver, just come! If the path to the gate is closed, Take the way by the wall, but come!
Rumi Sayings: Contain all human faces in your own without any judgment of them Contain all human faces in your own without any judgment of them
Rumi Sayings: Come into my eyes, and look at me through them, for I have chosen a Come into my eyes, and look at me through them, for I have chosen a home far beyond what eyes can see.
Rumi Sayings: Bitter your acts, bitter am I,Kindness your deeds, kindness am I,Pleasant and gentle, so you Bitter your acts, bitter am I,
Kindness your deeds, kindness am I,
Pleasant and gentle, so you are,
Fine honeyed lips and sweet talker.
Rumi Sayings: The wound is the place where the Light enters you. The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Rumi Sayings: BISMILLAHIt's a habit of yours to walk slowly.You hold a grudge for years.With such heaviness, BISMILLAH
It's a habit of yours to walk slowly.
You hold a grudge for years.
With such heaviness, how can you be modest?
With such attachments, do you expect to arrive anywhere?
Be wide as the air to learn a secret.
Right now you're equal portions clay
and water, thick mud.
Abraham learned how the sun and moon and the stars all set. He said, No longer will I try to assign partners for God.
You are so weak. Give up to grace.
The ocean takes care of each wave
till it gets to shore.
You need more help than you know.
You're trying to live your life in open scaffolding.
Say Bismillah, In the name of God,
as the priest does with a knife when he offers an animal.
Bismillah your old self
to find your real name.
Rumi Sayings: Lamps are different, but light is the same. Lamps are different, but light is the same.
Rumi Sayings: To Love is to reach God. To Love is to reach God.
Rumi Sayings: Know that the mirror of the heart is boundless ... Here, opinions become silent, otherwise Know that the mirror of the heart is boundless ... Here, opinions become silent, otherwise they will lead you into errors ... for the heart is sacred - even more the heart is sacredness itself.
Rumi Sayings: No sickness worse than imagining thyself to be perfect can afflict thy soul. No sickness worse than imagining thyself to be perfect can afflict thy soul.
Rumi Sayings: If you were a blade of grass or a tiny flower I will pitch my If you were a blade of grass or a tiny flower
I will pitch my tent in your shadow.
Only your presence revives my withered heart.
You are the candle that lights the whole world
and I am an empty vessel for your light.
Rumi Sayings: If you are a man of learning, read something classic, a history of the human If you are a man of learning, read something classic, a history of the human struggle and don't settle for mediocre verse.
Rumi Sayings: We may know who we are or we may notWe may be Muslims, Jews or We may know who we are or we may not
We may be Muslims, Jews or Christians
but until our hearts become the mould for every for every heart
we will only see our differences
Rumi Sayings: There's no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself. There's no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself.
Rumi Sayings: THE DEATH OF SALADINYou left ground and sky weeping, mindand soul full of grief. No THE DEATH OF SALADIN
You left ground and sky weeping, mind
and soul full of grief. No one can
take your place in existence or in
absence. Both mourn, the angels, the
prophets, and this sadness I feel has
taken from me the taste of language,
so that I can't say the flavor of my
being apart. The roof of the kingdom
within has collapsed! When I say the
word YOU, I mean a hundred universes.
Pouring grief water, or secret dripping in the heart, eyes in the head or eyes
of the soul, I saw yesterday that all these flow out to find you when you're
not here. That bright fire bird Saladin
went like an arrow, and now the bow
trembles and sobs. If you know how to
weep for human beings, weep for Saladin.
Rumi Sayings: There is a basket of fresh bread on your head, yet you go door to There is a basket of fresh bread on your head, yet you go door to door asking for crusts.
Rumi Sayings: Dive today from the cliff of what you know into what you can't know. Dive today from the cliff of what you know into what you can't know.
Rumi Sayings: I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.
Rumi Sayings: Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the Moon. That Moon is your Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the Moon. That Moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water.
Rumi Sayings: If there were no way into God, I would not have lain in the grave If there were no way into God, I would not have lain in the grave of this body so long.
Rumi Sayings: If a prisoner hadn't lived outside, he would notdetest the dungeon. Desiring knows there's satisfaction If a prisoner hadn't lived outside, he would not
detest the dungeon. Desiring knows there's satisfaction beyond this. Straying maps
the path. A secret freedom opens through a crevice you can barely see. Your love
of many things proves they're one. Every separate stiff trunk and stem in the garden
connects with nimble root hairs underground. The awareness a wine drinker wants cannot
be tasted in wine, but that failure brings his deep thirst closer. So the heart keeps ignoring
the waterfall and the key, but there is one guiding through all the desiring restlessness.
Rumi Sayings: In his mind she lay at his lap with his fingers gliding thru her straight In his mind she lay at his lap with his fingers gliding thru her straight beautiful hair. He smiles and says your beauty lights up everything around you.
Rumi Sayings: May this marriage be blessed.May this marriage be as sweet as milk and honey.May this May this marriage be blessed.May this marriage be as sweet as milk and honey.May this marriage be as intoxicating as old wine.May this marriage be fruitful like a date tree.May this marriage be full of laughter and everyday a paradise.May this marriage be a seal of compassion for here and hereafter.May this marriage be as welcome as the full moon in the night sky.Listen lovers, now you go on, as I become silent and kiss this blessed night.
Rumi Sayings: Don't run around this worldlooking for a hole to hide in.There are wild beasts in Don't run around this world
looking for a hole to hide in.
There are wild beasts in every cave!
If you live with mice,
the cat claws will find you.
Rumi Sayings: There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street and being the noise. Drink all your passion, and be a disgrace. Close both eyes to see with the other eye.
Rumi Sayings: You call out, I am the lover, But these are mere words. If you see You call out, I am the lover,
But these are mere words.
If you see lover and Beloved as two,
you either have double vision,
or you can't count.
Rumi Sayings: Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
Rumi Sayings: Smell the aroma of beautiful food, then go to the latrine and sniff. "What happened Smell the aroma of beautiful food, then
go to the latrine and sniff. "What happened to you?" Your dung will answer,
"My beauty was a lure, a trick to get inside you."
Every matter particle does the same
enchantment. Try to see the beginning and end at once. Would you willingly wear manacles
just because they're made of gold? Admire the genius of an artist, but also watch what
happens to him or her in old age, how the expert craftsman's craft diminishes.
Rumi Sayings: When you are with everyone but me,you're with no one.When you are with no one When you are with everyone but me,
you're with no one.
When you are with no one but me, you're with everyone.
Instead of being so bound up with everyone, be everyone. When you
become that many, you're nothing. Empty.
Rumi Sayings: I drank that Wine of which the Soul is its vessel. Its ecstasy has stolen I drank that Wine of which the Soul is its vessel.
Its ecstasy has stolen my intellect away.
A Light came and kindled a Flame in the depth of my Soul.
A Light so radiant that the sun orbits around it like a butterfly.
Rumi Sayings: Every bird will follow it's specie. Every bird will follow it's specie.
Rumi Sayings: You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you, You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you,
Rumi Sayings: There is an invisible strength within us; when it recognizes two opposing objects of desire, There is an invisible strength within us; when it recognizes two opposing objects of desire, it grows stronger.
Rumi Sayings: If you knew the secret of life, you too would choose no other companion but If you knew the secret of life, you too would choose no other companion but love.
Rumi Sayings: All loves are a bridge to Divine love. Yet, those who have not had a All loves are a bridge to Divine love. Yet, those who have not had a taste of it do not know!
Rumi Sayings: There are many winds full of anger, and lust and greed. They move the rubbish There are many winds full of anger, and lust and greed. They move the rubbish around, but the solid mountain of our true nature stays where it's always been.
Rumi Sayings: Give yourself completely to the one you call God. If you are not doing it Give yourself completely to the one you call God. If you are not doing it you are wasting your time here.
Rumi Sayings: And watch two men washing clothes,one makes dry clothes wet. The other makes wet clothes And watch two men washing clothes,
one makes dry clothes wet. The other makes wet clothes dry. they seem to be thwarting each other, but their work is a perfect harmony.
Every holy person seems to have a different doctrine and practice, but there's really only one work.
Rumi Sayings: Look past your thoughts, so you maydrink the pure nectar of This Moment. Look past your thoughts, so you may
drink the pure nectar of This Moment.
Rumi Sayings: And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.
Rumi Sayings: Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.
Rumi Sayings: Don't you know yet? It is your Light that lights the worlds. Don't you know yet? It is your Light that lights the worlds.
Rumi Sayings: There is a way between voice and presence, where information flows. In disciplined silence it There is a way between voice and presence, where information flows. In disciplined silence it opens; with wandering talk it closes.
Rumi Sayings: A royal spirit escaped from a prison: why should we rend our garments and how A royal spirit escaped from a prison: why should we rend our garments and how should we gnaw our hands?
Since they were monarchs of the (true) religion, 'twas the hour of joy (for them) when they broke their bonds.
Rumi Sayings: I want to say words that flame as I say them, but I keep quiet I want to say words that flame as I say them, but I keep quiet and don't try to make both words fit in one mouthful.
Rumi Sayings: I sail with you on the ocean of my dreams to a far away distant I sail with you on the ocean of my dreams
to a far away distant Place of great beauty and tranquility.
where suffering and pain do not exist,
where we give praises for our joy and happiness,
where our Love interwines with Love for all things.
Rumi Sayings: When you find yourself with the Beloved, embracing for one breath, in that moment you When you find yourself with the Beloved, embracing for
one breath, in that moment you will find your true destiny.
Alas, don't spoil this precious moment.
Moments like this are very, very rare.
Rumi Sayings: At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I'll At the end of my life, with just one breath left,
if you come, I'll sit up and sing.
Rumi Sayings: Do not believe in an absurdity no matter who says it. Do not believe in an absurdity no matter who says it.
Rumi Sayings: Do you think I know what I'm doing? That for one breath or half-breath I Do you think I know what I'm doing? That for one breath or half-breath I belong to myself? As much as a pen knows what it's writing, or the ball can guess where it's going next.
Rumi Sayings: If words come from the heart, they will enter the heart. If they come from If words come from the heart, they will enter the heart. If they come from the tongue, they will not pass beyond the ears.
Rumi Sayings: From cane reeds, sugar. From a worm's cocoon, silk. Be patient if you can, and From cane reeds, sugar. From a worm's cocoon, silk. Be patient if you can, and from sour grapes will come something sweet.
Rumi Sayings: I am the dust in the sunlight, I am the ball of the sun ... I am the dust in the sunlight,
I am the ball of the sun ...
I am the mist of morning,
the breath of evening ...
I am the spark in the stone,
the gleam of gold in the metal ...
The rose and the nightingale
drunk with its fragrance.
I am the chain of being,
the circle of the spheres,
The scale of creation,
the rise and the fall.
I am what is and is not ...
I am the soul in all.
Rumi Sayings: There is a place where words are born of silence. There is a place where words are born of silence.
Rumi Sayings: How could you reach the pearl by only looking at the sea? If you seek How could you reach the pearl by only looking at the sea? If you seek the pearl, be a diver: the diver needs several qualities: he must trust his rope and his life to the Friend's hand, he must stop breathing, and he must jump.
Rumi Sayings: Lightning, your presence from ground to sky, no one knows what becomes of me, when Lightning, your presence from ground to sky, no one knows what becomes of me, when you take me so quickly.