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.
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder... Help someone's soul heal.
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.
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.
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.
Respond to every call that excites your Spirit.
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.
There is a voice that doesn't use words... Listen.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Whatever happens... just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.
What strikes the oyster does not damage the pearl.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.