Where everything is music Do not worry about saving these songs. And if one of our instruments breaks, it does not matter. We have fallen into the place where everything is music. The strumming and the flute notes rise into the atmosphere, and even if the whole world’s harp should burn up, there will…
“Be foolishly in love” A spirit that lives in this world and does not wear the shirt of love, such an existence is a deep disgrace. Be foolishly in love, because love is all there is. There is no way into presence except through a love exchange. If someone asks, But what is love? answer,…
“Be empty of worrying” Be empty of worrying Think of who created thought Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open Move outside the tangle of fear thinking Live in silence Flow down and down Into always widening Rings of being. Rumi
“Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi
The Dancing Cry Of The Soul Love is the dancing cry of the soul, calling the body to worship Like a shining whirlpool, or a spinning mayfly So is love among the skies. I leap across the mountaintops, madly singing the song of all songs I float through the ether, intoxicated, thrilled I think only…
The boundaries of my being
had disappeared in the sea.
“The soul of the garden” Just as the heart becomes carefree in a place of green, growing plants, goodwill and kindness are born when our souls enter happiness. Rumi MATHNAWI II, 1095–96
“Woman is a ray of God” Muhammad said, “Woman prevails over the wise and intelligent; while the ignorant dominate over her.” They lack tenderness and affection because their animality prevails. Love and gentleness are human qualities; aggressiveness and lust are bestial. Woman is a ray of God. She is not that earthly beloved. You could…
There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired,
as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts
from books and from what the teacher says,
collecting information from the traditional sciences
as well as from the new sciences.
Within the people of this world all things are written, but veils and darkness do not allow men and women to read the knowledge within themselves.
“The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it, and thought they had the truth.” Rumi