Jalal Uddin Rumi
Quotes To Live By
Rumi quotes are from the Persian poet and Sufi mystic Jalal Uddin Rumi (1207 - 1273). I had never heard of Rumi before starting this website, but now these Rumi quotes are among my favourites, his words of wisdom and love are just as relevant today as they were in the 13th Century.
Rumi Quotes: A
A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison.
All creation is Him, but for eyes that can see.
Always search for your innermost nature in those you are with, as rose oil imbibes from roses.
As you start to walk out on the Way... The Way appears.
Rumi Quotes: B
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder... Help someone's Soul heal.
Be grateful for whoever comes because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
Close both eyes and see with the other eye.
Do not feel lonely... The entire Universe is inside You.
Go my friend... Bestow your love, even on your enemies.
If you touch their hearts, what do you think will happen?
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes, because for those who love with their heart and Soul, there is no such thing as separation.
I belong to no religion.
My religion is Love.
Every heart is my temple.
If Light is in your heart, you will find your way home.
If the house of the world is dark, love will find a way to create windows.
If you find a trusted friend, tell him the secrets of your Soul, if you see a rose, sing from your heart, like a nightingale.
In the garden.. I see only your face - from trees and blossoms. I inhale only your fragrance.
Rumi Quotes: L
Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
Let the beauty we love, be what we do.
Let yourself be loved, O Beloved, in the One. And from this One move out into the world, carrying within you the great potent energies of life to green your world, to create planets, suns, stars, stones, waves, oceans, to create new forms of life and expression - whether a friendship, a feeling or a new form of vocation.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
Listen my love, illumination is eternal.
Now is always evolving.
As there are billions of stars, there are billions of steps.
As there are billions of souls, there are billions of ways to grow.
Listen with ears of tolerance.
See through eyes of compassion.
Speak with the language of love.
Look for the answer inside your question.
Love is a river... drink from it.
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
Love is the Soul’s light.
Rumi Quotes: M
Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots.
Only from the heart - can you touch the sky.
Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.
Respond to every call that excites your Spirit.
Set your life on fire.. Seek those who fan your flames.
The breeze of dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth, where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open. Don't go back to sleep.
The message behind the words is the voice of the heart.
The Soul has been given its own ears to hear things that the mind does not understand.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
There is a voice that doesn't use words... Listen.
We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re dancing to it nevertheless.
What comes will go. What is found, will be lost again. But, what you are is beyond coming and going and beyond description. You are it.
What strikes the oyster does not damage the pearl.
Whatever happens... just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.
When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music.
When you seek love with all your heart... you will find its echoes in the Universe.
Wherever you stand, Be the Soul of that place.
Whoever has parted from his source longs to return to that state of union.
Why are you knocking at every door?
Go, knock at the door of your own heart.
Rumi Quotes: Y
Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
You already have the precious mixture that will make you well. Use it.
You are not a drop in the ocean...
You are the entire ocean in a drop.
You are searching the world for treasure... but the real treasure is yourself.
You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck.
You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams.
You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings...
Learn to use them and fly.
Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
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.