Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rumi Quotes

the ones which made me think or with Rumi, 
I might say- the ones which I came across...

“The minute I heard my first love story, 
I started looking for you, not knowing 
how blind that was. 
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. 
They're in each other all along.” 

-“When I am with you, we stay up all night. 
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep. 
Praise God for those two insomnias! 
And the difference between them.” 

- “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

-“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing 
and rightdoing there is a field. 
I'll meet you there. 

When the soul lies down in that grass 
the world is too full to talk about.” 

-“Forget safety. 
Live where you fear to live. 
Destroy your reputation. 
Be notorious.” 

-“Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.” 

-“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.” 

-“silence is the language of god, 
all else is poor translation.”

-“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.” 

-“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”

-“Be like melting snow -- wash yourself of yourself.”

-“When someone beats a rug, 
the blows are not against the rug, 
but against the dust in it.”

-“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.” 

-“When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth.” 

-“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”