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I Love The Poetry Of Rumi

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    Neither I am me, nor you are you,

    nor you are me. Also, I am me, you are you and you are me. We have become one in such a way, That I am confused whether I am you, or you are me. ~ Rumi (SS)
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Let go of your worries and be completely

    clear-hearted, like the face of a mirror that contains no images. If you want a clear mirror, behold yourself and see the shameless truth, which the mirror reflects. If metal can be polished to a mirror-like finish, what polishing might the mirror of the heart require...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F Nov 15, 2015

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    “silence is the language of god,

    all else is poor translation.” ― Rumi
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2015

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    A night full of talking

    that hurts, my worst held back secrets. Everything has to do with loving and not loving. This night will pass. Then we have work to do. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    "All religions, all this singing,

    one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. The Sun's light looks a little different on this wall than it does on that wall, and a lot different on this other one, but it's still One Light." ~Rumi.
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2015

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    I believe that all of Rumi's poetry says,

    to love the creator is to become one with the creator. And through that joining, all other loves and hearings are possible.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Nov 5, 2015

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    Wow! his words so beautiful.

    .. watch the ocean drowning in it...
    NobodyFrvr NobodyFrvr 26-30, M Jan 20

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    There is one thing in this world you must never

    forget to do. If you forget everything else and not this, there’s nothing to worry about, but if you remember everything else and forget this, then you will have done nothing in your life. It’s as if a king has sent you to some country to do a task, and you perform a...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F Sep 26, 2015

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    "I looked in temples,

    churches, & mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart." -Rumi
    enigmaticflower enigmaticflower 18-21, F Nov 16, 2015

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    Love is not an emotion,

    it is your very existence. - Rumi
    enigmaticflower enigmaticflower 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2015

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    When you lose all sense of self the bonds of a

    thousand chains will vanish.Love yourself completely.Return to the root of the root of your own soul.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I want to be where your bare foot walks,

    because maybe before you step, you’ll look at the ground. I want that blessing. I open and fill with love and other objects evaporate. All the learning in books stays put on the shelf. Poetry, the dear words and images of song, comes down over me like mountain water. ~Rumi
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F Feb 1

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    My heart, sit only with those who know

    and understand you. Sit only under a tree that is full of blossoms. In the bazaar of herbs and potions don't wander aimlessly find the shop with a potion that is sweet If you don't have a measure people will rob you in no time. You will take counterfeit coins thinking they are...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    Wisdom is like the rain.

    It's supply is unlimited, but it comes down according to what the occasion requires - in winter and spring, in summer and autumn, always in due measure, more or less, but the source of that rain is the oceans itself, which has no limits. ~Rumi (The discourses of Rumi, It is...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2015

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    The memory of you makes my heart pound

    and my eyes cry tears of blood until, again I am calm at the sound of Your name. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2015

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    Debauchery spreads plague in all directions.

    Masnavi - ye Ma'navi Book I
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    You came suddenly shook me from my sleep

    and vanished. In my heart you rose like the moon but as I glanced at you, you disappeared. Having had a glimpse of Your garden, I have no more the patience to endure my existence. One sip of Your intoxicating wine has left me lovesick and full of longing. Can a house stand when...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    Not Christian or Jew

    or Muslim, not Hindu Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion or cultural system. I am not from the East or the West, not out of the ocean or up from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements at all. I do not exist, am not an entity in this world or in...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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    Water says to the dirty,

    'Come.' but the dirty one says, 'I'm so ashamed.' Water says, 'But how will you become clean without me?' ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2015

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    Do you think that I know what I'm doing?

    That for one breath or half-breath I belong to myself? As much as a pen knows what it is writing, or the ball can guess where it's going next. :-)
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    The Night is blind to the glory of

    dawn man is blind to the glory of the lover. He who complains of burning is not a lover For the lover's heart is constantly on fire.
    Strawberrygiggles Strawberrygiggles 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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    I ask a flower, "How is it you are

    so wise so young?" "With the first morning wind and first dew, I lost my innocence." I follow the one who showed me the way. I extend one way up, and with the other I touch the ground. A great branch leans down from the sky. How long will I keep talking of up and down? This is...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F Nov 11, 2015

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    If Love withholds its Strengthening Care,

    the Lover is left like a bird without wings. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2015

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    You are a lover of your own experience,

    not of me... You turn to me to feel your own emotion. ~ Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 2 days ago

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    Your thinking is like a camel driver,

    And you are the camel: it drives you in every direction under its bitter control. MATHNAWI 1, 2497
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Dear Soul, Love alone cuts arguments short,

    for it alone comes to the rescue when you cry for help against disputes. Eloquence is dumbfounded by Love: it dares not wrangle, for the lover fears that, if he answers back, the pearl of inner experience might fall out of his mouth. ~ Rumi MATHNAWI V, 3240-41
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2015

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    “My sweet Heart, You have aroused my passion,

    Your touch has filled me with desire, I am no longer separate from you, These are precious moments, I beseech you, don’t let me wait, Let Me Merge With You.” ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 5 Responses Nov 9, 2015

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    I am still raw, and at the same time well cooked

    and burned to a crisp. No one can tell if I'm laughing or weeping. I wonder myself how I can be separated and yet in union. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    What I had thought of before

    as God, I met today in a human being. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    If no one recognizes you,

    I do because you are my life and soul. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    Butterflyjones Butterflyjones 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2015

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    Today, like every other day,

    we wake up empty and frightened. Don't open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2015

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    I was dead, then alive.

    Weeping, then laughing. The power of love came into me and I became fierce like a lion, then tender like the evening star... Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    The Same Language To speak the same language

    Is kinship and affinity, Yet a person stuck with those He can't confide in Is trapped like a prisoner Enchained by lack of understanding. It is, indeed, ironic: There are many people From India and Turkey Who speak the same language, While there are countless Turks...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2015

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    Whenever you are alone,

    remind yourself that Allah has sent everyone else away so that there is only you and Him. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When you give a noble falcon to a fussy old

    woman who knows nothing of falconry, she will clip its wings short, *for its own good...* ME: Are you allowing others to clip your wings short?
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    "You think you are alive

    because you breathe air? Shame on you, because you are alive in such a limited way.. Don't be without LOVE so you won't feel dead. Die in LOVE and stay alive forever." -Rumi- there's always a way to become immortal.. life is not moments of you breathing, but also moments of...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 2 Responses Feb 24, 2015

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    Rumi

    There is a quote that was written over 800yrs ago and yet it still resonates today "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I will meet you there." I wonder about that field. I wonder about its beauty. Its unprejudiced nature. All my idea's might not...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2015

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    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 is his own personality: he's free. I know someone :)
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2015

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    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    “Respond to every call

    that excites your spirit.” ~Rumi
    dvandva dvandva 66-70, M Sep 29, 2015

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    Didn't I say, "Don't go there; I am your friend.

    In this mirage of existence, I am the fountain of life." Even if your anger takes you a hundred thousand years away, in the end you will return, for I am your goal. Didn't I say, "Don't be content with earthly forms; I am the designer of the intimate chamber of your contentment...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    Pale sunlight, pale wall.

    Love moves away. The light changes. I need more grace than I thought. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 17

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