Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, (or simply known as Rumi or Mevlana in Turkey).
The Sufi mystic was born on the 30th of September, 1207 and died on the
17th of December, 1273.
Published writtings by Rumi include "Masnavi-ye Manavi", "Diwan-e
Shams-e Tabriz-i", and "Fihi Ma Fih".
Famous Spiritual Quotes>
- 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.
- Load the ship and
set out. No one knows for certain whether the vessel will sink or reach
the harbor. Cautious people say, "I'll do nothing until I can be
sure". Merchants know better. If you do nothing, you lose. Don't
be one of those merchants who wont risk the ocean.
- When you do things
from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conventional opinion
is the ruin of our souls.
- Whatever posessions
and objects of its desires the lower self may obtain, it hangs on to
them, refusing to let them go out of greed for more, or out of fear
of poverty and need.
- 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.
See also: Rumi
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