Rumi

From each heart is a window to other hearts

From each heart is a window to other hearts
They are not separated like two bodies,
Just as, even though two lamps are not joined,
Their light is united in a single ray.

~ Jalaluddin Rumi
Rumi: The Art of Loving
By Jalaluddin Rumi

Let the beuaty we love be what we do

Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

~ Jalal Al-din Rumi

When I am silent

When I am silent, I fall into that place where everything is music.
~ Rumi

Death has nothing to do with going away

Death has nothing to do with going away.
The sun sets
The moon sets
But they are not gone.

~ Jalal Al-Din Rumi

Be grateful for whomever comes

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whomever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi

If Only You Could See Your Face Through My Eyes

If only you could see your face through my eyes,you would realize how beautiful you are

~ Rumi

Hope is the source and spring of all the alchemies of transformation

Hope is the source and spring of all the alchemies of transformation, the greatest treasure of the heart and mind, the philosopher’s stone that transmutes agony and tragedy into new life. Never abandon hope, or you abandon your closest and most helpful guide, the Friend.

~ Rumi

Pray hypocritically, full of doubt and dry-mouthed

If you can't pray a real prayer, pray
hypocritically, full of doubt
and dry-mouthed.

God accepts counterfeit money
as though it were real.

~ Rumi

There are no edges to my loving now

The clear bead at the center changes everything,
There are no edges to my loving now,
I've heard it said that there's a window that
opens from one mind to another.
But if there's no wall, there's no need for fitting
the window or the latch.

~ Rumi

The light that shines in the eye

The light that shines in the eye
is really the light of the heart.
The light that fills the heart
is the light of God, which is pure
and separate from the light of
intellect and senses.

~ Rumi
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