Monthly Archives: February 2011

RUMI WISDOM COOKIE

To Love is to reach God.
Once a beloved asked her lover: ‘Friend,You have seen many places in the world!Now – which of all these cities was the best?’He said: ‘The city where my sweetheart lives!’
From myself I am copper,through You, friend, I am gold.From myself I’m a stone, but through You I am a gem!
fall in love with the agony of love not the ecstasy then the beloved will fall in love with you.
Did my Beloved only touch me with his lips,I too, like a flute, would burst out into melody.
Before coming to this world we were in heaven.We were friends of the angels.There is our real homeland, and we will return to it.
I will soothe you and heal you.I will bring you roses. I too have been covered with thorns.
Your fragrant breath like the morning breeze has come to the stillness of the garden You have breathed new life into me.
The world is a prison and we are the prisoners: dig a hole in the prison and let yourself out!
The light which shines in the eye is really the light of the heart.
I am a lover well versed in lovers’ madness,I am weary of learning and sense.
He is a letter to everyone. You open it. It says, ‘Live!’
If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.
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.
Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.
I bow to you for the dust of your feet Is the crown on my head And as I walk towards you Every step I take is a blessing.
Since in order to speak, one must first listen, learn to speak by listening.
O tongue, you are an endless treasure. O tongue, you are also an endless disease.
The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy.
Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them. As the Prophet said, ‘The faithful are mirrors to one another.’
Whoever gives reverence receives reverence.
If you are wholly perplexed and in straits,have patience, for patience is the key to joy.
Dissolve in the Being who is everything.

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