Rumi Quotes (206 quotes)
As quoted in Path for Greatness : Spiritualty at Work (2000) by Linda J. Ferguson, p. 51
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
The Three Fish Ch. 18 : The Three Fish, p. 196 - The Essential Rumi (1995)
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about
language, ideas, even the phrase each other
doesn't make any sense.”
The Great Wagon Ch. 4 : Spring Giddiness, p. 36 - The Essential Rumi (1995)
“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”
As quoted in Marry Your Muse : Making a Lasting Commitment to Your Creativity (1997) by Jan Phillips, p. 75
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Born: September 30, 1207
Died: December 17, 1273 (aged 66)
Bio: Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī, also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī, and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi, was a 13th-centuryPersian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
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“Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure for all who are able to partake of them, and that to all such who are or ever will be they are the most advantageous of all things.”