Rumi Quotes (232 quotes)
“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
As quoted in Path for Greatness : Spiritualty at Work (2000) by Linda J. Ferguson, p. 51
“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.”
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“Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it.
Whoever has polished it more sees more — more unseen forms become manifest to him.”
As quoted in The Sufi Path of Love : The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (1983) by William C. Chittick, p. 162
“Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving — it doesn't matter,
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times,
Come, come again, come.”
As quoted in Sunbeams : A Book of Quotations (1990) by Sy Safransky, p. 67
“I am so happy, I cannot be contained in the world;
But like a spirit, I am hidden from the eyes of the world.
If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me;
For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens.”
Divan 1740:1-3, as translated by Fatemeh Keshavarz in Reading Mystical Lyric : The Case of Jalal al-Din Rumi (1998)
“The men of God are like fishes in the ocean; they pop up into view on the surface here and there and everywhere, as they please.”
As quoted in A feather on the breath of God by Nur Elmessiri in Al-Ahram Weekly Online Issue No. 385 (9 - 15 July 1998)
“He whose intellect overcomes his desire is higher than the angels; he whose desire overcomes his intellect is less than an animal.”
As quoted in The Rumi Collection : An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (2000) by Kabir Helminski
As quoted in Rumi Wisdom: Daily Teachings from the Great Sufi Master (2000) by Timothy Freke
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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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