About Rumi: Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, He is most commonly called Rumi in English (Persian: جلال‌الدین محمد بلخى‎) , was a 13th-century Persian poet, faqih, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic.

Rumi’s works are written mostly in Persian, but occasionally he also used Turkish, Arabic, and Greek in his verse. His Masnavi (Mathnawi), composed in Konya, is considered one of the greatest poems of the Persian language. 

Rumi’s writings and his quotes are based on his mystical experiences. Rumi’s work is as relevant today and when it was written.  

Comparing to Zen, Rumi’s as a poet points towards importance of experience where we can feel and be one with the words and go beyond words. 

Here are Rumi’s Inspirational Quotes: 

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through Life

As you start to walk on the way, The way appears

The wound is the place where Light enters you” – Rumi


Rumi Quotes on LOVE:

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.


Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.

This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love you are.
Reason is powerless in the expression of love.
Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be.
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.


Rumi’s inspiring and deep quotes: 

“What you seek is seeking you.”

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.

I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.
Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.
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.
Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?
Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.
Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.
What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout.
In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?
Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.
Achieve some perfection yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.
And so it is, that both the devil and the angelic spirits present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.
These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.
Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free.
When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.
Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.
I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.
Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion.
Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.
Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
The lion is most handsome when looking for food.
The very center of your heart is where life begins – the most beautiful place on earth.
Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds.
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.
To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.
Dance until you shatter yourself.
It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open.
As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.
Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wild flowers will come up where you are.
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.

The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.

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