Mevlana Rumi Quotations

-Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.

-Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.

-Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real Sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl.

-Everything in the universe is a pitcher brimming with wisdom and beauty.

-Fasting is the first principle of medicine.

-The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
Across the doorsill where the two worlds touch;
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep!

-You suppose you are the trouble
but you are the cure
you suppose that you are the lock on the door
but you are the key that opens it
It’s too bad that you want to be someone else
You don’t see your own face, your own beauty
Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours.

-Why should I seek? I am the same as
He. His essence speaks through me.
I have been looking for myself!

-Listen to the reed and the tale it tells,
How it sings of separation.

-How doest thou know what sort of king I have within me as companion?
Do not cast thy glance upon my golden face, for I have iron legs.

-When we are dead, seek not our tomb in the earth, but find it in the hearts of men.

-Lover’s nationality is separate from all other religions,
The lover’s religion and nationality is the Beloved (God).
The lover’s cause is separate from all other causes
Love is the astrolabe of God’s mysteries.

-There is one thing that we all must do. If we do everything else but that one thing, we will be lost. And if we do nothing else but that one thing, we will have lived a glorious life.
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī