Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rumi

“If in the darkness of ignorance, you don’t recognize a person’s true nature, look to see whom he has chosen for his leader.” 


“Knock, And He'll open the door
Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”


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


“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”


“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”


“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”


“Two there are who are never satisfied -- the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”


"There are lovers content with longing. I’m not one of them.” 


“Love so needs to love
that it will endure almost anything, even abuse,
just to flicker for a moment. But the sky's mouth is kind,
its song will never hurt you, for I
sing those words.”'


“For without you, I swear, the town
Has become like a prison to me.
Distraction and the mountain
And the desert, all I desire.” 


“You have forgotten the One
who doesn't care about ownership,
who doesn't try to turn a profit
from every human exchange.” 

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