Tag Archives: Rumi

Have No Effect

 Excerpted from the poem “How Finite Minds Most Want To Be” by Rumi: Metaphors mentioning the moonhave no effect upon the moon

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Come, come!

Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of living, it doesn’t matter Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come even if you have broken your vow a thousand times, Come, yet again, come, come. WikiQuote has a large collection of sourced Rumi poems and quotes, which is available on the web HERE. Project …

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Epitaph

The epitaph on Rumi’s grave reads, “When we are dead, seek not our tomb in the earth, but find it in the hearts of men.” I like that.

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Idle Amusement

Excerpted from “In Baghdad, Dreaming of Cairo; in Cairo, Dreaming of Baghdad” by Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks: The Prophet has said that a true seeker must be completely empty like a lute to make the sweet music of Lord, Lord. When the emptiness starts to get filled with something, the one who plays the …

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One

 “I go into the Muslim mosque and the Jewish synagogue and the Christian church and I see one altar.”  ~Rumi

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Somber Dignity

I used to be shy. You made me sing. I used to refuse things at table. Now I shout for more wine. In somber dignity, I used to sit on my mat and pray. Now children run through and make faces at me. ~Rumi

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YOU

 “If everything around seems dark, look again:  you may be the light.”  ~Rumi 

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He Who

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Remains the Same

Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same.”  ~Rumi

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Then I Walked Outside

Don’t Go Back to Sleep by Rumi For years, copying other people, I tried to know myself. From within, I couldn’t decide what to do. Unable to see, I heard my name being called. Then I walked outside. The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask …

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The Way

“If I knew the way, I would take you home.”  ~Robert Hunter • “I know you’re tired, but come, this is the way.”  ~Rumi

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Many Times

“The water in the stream may have changed many times, but the reflection of the moon and the stars remains the same.” ~Rumi

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Help

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal.”  ~Rumi

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Listen:

“But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.”  ~Rumi

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different/same

“The lamps are different, but the light is the same.”  ~Rumi (via)

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It Doesn’t Matter

Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, come, yet again, come. — Rumi

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Seek and Find

“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.”  ~Jalaluddin Rumi

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I have no idea.

I think it speaks to the universality of the human experience that a 13th century Persian poet can resonate with a 21st century Western audience. I’m especially fond of the line, “Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.”  It sounds like a line Robert Hunter would write, and the Grateful Dead would …

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Your are not a prophet. But:

The Mouse and the Camel by Rumi Translated by Coleman Barks A mouse caught hold of a camel’s lead rope in his two forelegs and walked off with it, imitating the camel drivers. The camel went along, letting the mouse feel heroic. “Enjoy yourself,” he thought. “I have something to teach you, presently.” They came …

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Being Green Again

Excerpt from The Dream That Must Be Interpreted by Rumi (1207-1273):    We began as a mineral. We emerged into plant life and into animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again. That’s how a young person …

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