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I Love Rumi

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    I Love Rumi...

    I Love Rumi Because.. As we will see in Rumi poetry, essays and lectures, Rumi and Emerson encouraged people to search for their own personal connection with God through existential and wondrous ways. Their love for everyone and everything, regardless of who or what they,all are...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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    Desire...

    I want a trouble-maker for a lover; a blood spiller, blood drinker, a heart of flame. Who quarrels with the sky and fights with fate. Who burns like fire on the rushing sea. ~Rumi
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    Like This

    If anyone asks you how the perfect satisfaction of all our sexual wanting will look, lift your face and say, Like this. When someone mentions the gracefulness of the nightsky, climb up on the roof and dance and say, Like this. If anyone wants to know what spirit is, or what "God...
    BebeKitten BebeKitten 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2013

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    The Taste Of Morning

    Time's knife slides from the sheath,as fish from where it swims.Being closer and closer is the desireof the body. Don't wish for union!There's a closeness beyond that. Whywould God want a second God? Fall inlove in such a way that it frees youfrom any connecting. Love is the soul...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18, 2012

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    “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
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    My grandma taught me

    when I was 7. She was my best friend and we would play every day.
    anna1145 anna1145 16-17, F Jan 28

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    You know what love is?

    It is all kindness, generosity. Disharmony prevails when You confuse lust with love, while The distance between the two Is endless. - Rumi
    liberty2 liberty2 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I Died From Minerality

    I died from minerality and became vegetable; And From vegetativeness I died and became animal. I died from animality and became man. Then why fear disappearance through death? Next time I shall die Bringing forth wings and feathers...
    Rolle2323 Rolle2323 61-65, F 10 Responses Aug 16, 2010

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    Coming Back

    “Don’t [cry], anything you lose comes round in another form.” ~ Rumi
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 10, 2013

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    “Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.

    They're in each other all along.” ― Rumi
    shen8 shen8 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Undressing

    This is from The Big Red Book. Translated by Colman BarksLearn the alchemy true human beings know:the moment you accept what troubles you've been given,the door will be open.Welcome difficulty as a familiar comrade.Joke with torment brought by the friend.Sorrows are the rags of...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Dec 21, 2012

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    One Morning Inside

    “There Is A Morning Inside You Waiting To Burst Open Into Light."        
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    Inspirational - Love Quote

    “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.”
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    Ocean

    You are not the drop in the ocean, you are the mighty ocean in one drop.
    vitabeata vitabeata 56-60, F Mar 28, 2013

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    I Looked Upon Every Cross, In Every Church...

    yet He was not there. I went to the temples of India and the shrines of China yet He was not there. I searched the mountains of Herat and Candalar yet He was not there. I scaled the distant peak of Mount Qaf only to find the empty nest of the Phoenix. I visited the Ka’be but He...
    Sarah198 Sarah198 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2013

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    The breeze at dawn has 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. If your guidance is your ego, don't rely on luck for help...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    Rumi From West To East!

    Most of my Muslim friends in the Middle East had not heard of Mawlana Jalal-u-din Rumi before I spoke of him or shared one of his many great poetry quotes on facebook or youtube. But I, myself, had not heard of him from any other Muslim or Middle Eastern human being. In fact, I...
    onlygodjudgeme onlygodjudgeme 31-35, F 18 Responses Dec 24, 2010

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    The Illuminated Rumi

    “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.” ― Rumi, The Illuminated Rumi
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    Seeking The Source

    a voice out of this world calls on our souls not to wait any more get ready to move to the original home your real home your real birth place is up here with the heavens let your soul take a flight like a happy phoenix you’ve been tied up your feet in the mud your body roped...
    Evangeline1985 Evangeline1985 26-30 Jul 7, 2013

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    Come To The Garden

    Come to the garden in the springtime, Where there is music and light and laughter, Of sweethearts strolling among the pomegranate blossoms. If you don't come, then none of this matters. If you do come, then none of this matters.
    aryaishere aryaishere 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    ...

    There is a way between voice and presence Where information flows In disciplined silence in opens With wandering talk it closes..
    heavenz heavenz 22-25 1 Response Sep 15, 2013

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    Religion...

    "I belong to no religion. My religion is Love. Every heart is My temple" "In Every Religion There is Love, Yet Love Has no Religion" Imagine if the world lived by this? So inspiring!
    Sarah198 Sarah198 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    Lifting You To The Sky...

    I have cometo drag you out of yourself,and take you in my heart.I have cometo bring out the beautyyou never knew you had...and lift you like a prayerto the sky.Rumi
    musicbook musicbook 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    “The wound is the place

    where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    Like This

     I was blown away to say the least, the first time that I saw this, and read it. Ever since I read the poem, I told anyone who would listen to read it as well. Soemtimes I would read it to them. I now try to live my life "Like This"..........Not much of a story here from me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 7, 2012

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    This Being Human

    This being human is a guest-house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, Who violently sweep your house empty of its...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    What Hurts the Soul?

    We tremble, thinking we're about to dissolve into nonexistence, but non- existence fears even more that it might be given human form! Loving God is the only pleasure. The other delights turn bitter. What hurts the soul? to live without tasting the water of its own essence...
    desieyez desieyez 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2007

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    We Are As The Flute

    We are as the flute, and the music in us is from thee; we are as the mountain and the echo in us is from thee.  We are as pieces of chess engaged in victory and defeat: our victory and defeat is from thee, O thou whose qualities are comely!  Who are we, O Thou...
    Rolle2323 Rolle2323 61-65, F 6 Responses Aug 16, 2010

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    Drink The Wine, The Wine Of Love

    God has given us a dark wine so potent that, drinking it, we leave the two worlds. God has put into the form of hashish a power to deliver the taster from self-consciousness. God has made sleep so that it erases every thought. God made Majnun love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 28, 2010

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    Night And Sleep

    “An eye is meant to see things. The soul is here for its own joy. A head has one use: For loving a true love. Feet: To chase after. Love is for vanishing into the sky. The mind, for learning what men have done and tried to do. Mysteries are not to be solved: The eye goes...
    lovelywings lovelywings 31-35, F Nov 27, 2012

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    “Oh you, straying heart,

    just come! Oh you, aching liver, just come! If the path to the gate is closed, Take the way by the wall, but come!” --Rumi (Just make sure the cops aren't around when you do, you may have some trouble explaining your way out of this :P )
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    The Seed Market

    Can you find another market like this? Where, with your one rose you can buy hundreds of rose gardens? Where, for one seed get a whole wilderness? For one weak breath, a divine wind? You've been fearful of being absorbed in the ground, or...
    purepotential purepotential 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    The Essential Teachings

    This a a really beautiful lecture on Rumi. This is a lecture by an Islamic scholar. One of the reasons I was drawn to this, as much as I love Coleman Barks, I feel that a lot of the English translations of Rumi tend to divorce him from his Islamic faith. I feel that is like...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Nov 23, 2013

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    Self-love

    What God says to the rose making it smile in full grown beauty, He says to my heart making it a hundred times more beautiful.
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jan 2, 2013

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    Rumi reminds me that we can experience God

    through love. We can be joined with him every moment in life
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Jul 6

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    This World Which Is Made of Our Love For Emptiness

    Praise to the emptiness that blanks out existence. Existence: This place made from our love for that emptiness!  Yet somehow comes emptiness, this existence goes.  Praise to that happening, over and over! For years I pulled my own existence out of emptiness...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 2, 2008

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    My heart is so small it's almost invisible.

    How can you place such big sorrows in it ? "Look" , He answered, " your eyes are even smaller, yet they behold the world". Waooo 'Rumi' you made my day!
    yahooabcd yahooabcd 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 25

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    Ways To Live Better

    Seven Advice of Mevlana 1. In generosity and helping others be like a river2. In compassion and grace be like the sun3. In concealing others’ faults be like the night4. In anger and fury be like the dead5. In modesty and humility be like the earth6. In tolerance be like a...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Laila And The Khalif

    The Khalifa said to Laila, "Art thou really she For whom Majnun lost his head and went distracted? Thou art not fairer than many other fair ones." She replied, "Be silent; thou art not Majnun!" If thou hadst Majnun's eyes, The two worlds would be within thy view. Thou art in thy...
    heavenz heavenz 22-25 Sep 15, 2013

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    May The Rain Doused My Soul...,

    May the rain doused my soul...,sweep the restlessly and of my thirst…,come to me rain...,release this fatigue and the wound...,heal me rain...,let me share the LOVE…, without thorn...without poison...,(Rumi)
    lovelywings lovelywings 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    Inner Barriers Are The Only True Barriers

    "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 T 
    Dee67 Dee67 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    "You Have Wings. Learn To Use Them And Fly.”

    “You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.”
    loveisabitch loveisabitch 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2011

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    More On Rumi

    What's better than discussing Rumi?
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Nov 24, 2013

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    Rumi A Muslim

    I am the servant of the Qur’an as long as I have life.I am the dust on the path of Muhammad, the Chosen One.If anyone quotes anything except this from my sayings,I am done with him and outraged by these words.rumi!
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    Steaming Hawt:)

    An eye is meant to see things. The soul is here for its own joy. A head has one use: For loving a true love. Feet: To chase after. Love is for vanishing into the sky. The mind, for learning what men have done and tried to do. Mysteries are not to be solved: The eye goes blind...
    Evangeline1985 Evangeline1985 26-30 2 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    My 'life-changing' Rumi Quote

    “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.” This is yet another powerful, thought provoking quote. This is wisdom for carrying the mind onward in life...
    formlessSoul formlessSoul 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2012

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    A moment of happiness, You and I sitting on the verandah...
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    Please help me... I'm a 15 year old girl and want my life back I'm sick of this ******* "rumination " I was dignosed with rumination in January scince then I have missed a total of...
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    Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. -Rumi
    hotspinner hotspinner 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    “Brother, stand the pain. Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun. Turn away from the cave of...
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