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:
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?
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.