Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Birdsong by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Birdsong by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Birdsong brings relief to my longing I'm just as ecstatic as they are, but with nothing to say! Please universal soul, practice some song or something through me!

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Be With Those Who Help Your Being by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Be With Those Who Help Your Being by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Be with those who help your being. Don't sit with indifferent people, whose breath comes cold out of their mouths. Not these visible forms, your work is deeper. A chunk of ...

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A Moment Of Happiness by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

A Moment Of Happiness by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

A moment of happiness, you and I sitting on the verandah, apparently two, but one in soul, you and I. We feel the flowing water of life here, you and I, with the garden's ...

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I Closed My Eyes To Creation by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

I Closed My Eyes To Creation by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

I closed my eyes to creation when I beheld his beauty, I became intoxicated with his beauty and bestowed my soul. For the sake of Solomon’s seal I became wax in all my body, ...

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Because I Cannot Sleep by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Because I Cannot Sleep by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Because I cannot sleepI make music at night.I am troubled by the onewhose face has the color of spring flowers.I have neither sleep nor patience,neither a good reputation nor ...

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I Have A Fire For You In My Mouth by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

I Have A Fire For You In My Mouth by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

218 I have a fire for you in my mouth, but I have a hundred seals on my tongue. The flames which I have in my heart would make one mouth- ful of both worlds. Though the entire ...

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Did I Not Say To You by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Did I Not Say To You by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Did I not say to you, “Go not there, for I am your friend; in this mirage of annihilation I am the fountain of life? ” Even though in anger you depart a hundred thousand years ...

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Confused And Distraught by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Confused And Distraught by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Again I am raging, I am in such a state by your soul that everybond you bind, I break, by your soul.I am like heaven, like the moon, like a candle by your glow; I am all reason, ...

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Every Day I Bear A Burden by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Every Day I Bear A Burden by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Every day I bear a burden, and I bear this calamity for a purpose: I bear the discomfort of cold and December's snow in hope of spring. Before the fattener-up of all who are lean, ...

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The Guest House by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

The Guest House by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival.A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesAs an unexpected visitor.Welcome and entertain them ...

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Come, Come, Whoever You Are by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Come, Come, Whoever You Are by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Wonderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.It doesn't matter.Ours is not a caravan of despair.Come, even if you have broken your vowa thousand timesCome, yet again, come, come.

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A Stone I Died by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

A Stone I Died by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

A stone I died and rose again a plant;A plant I died and rose an animal;I died an animal and was born a man.Why should I fear? What have I lost by death?

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Be Lost In The Call by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Be Lost In The Call by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Lord, said David, since you do not need us,why did you create these two worlds?Reality replied: O prisoner of time,I was a secret treasure of kindness and generosity,and I wished ...

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At The Twilight by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

At The Twilight by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

At the twilight, a moon appeared in the sky;Then it landed on earth to look at me. Like a hawk stealing a bird at the time of prey;That moon stole me and rushed back into the sky. ...

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Any Soul That Drank The Nectar by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Any Soul That Drank The Nectar by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Any soul that drank the nectar of your passion was lifted.From that water of life he is in a state of elation.Death came, smelled me, and sensed your fragrance instead.From then ...

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Any Lifetime by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Any Lifetime by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Any lifetime that is spent without seeing the masterIs either death in disguise or a deep sleep.The water that pollutes you is poison;The poison that purifies you is water.

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I Am A Sculptor, A Molder Of Form by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

I Am A Sculptor, A Molder Of Form by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

I am a sculptor, a molder of form.In every moment I shape an idol.But then, in front of you, I melt them downI can rouse a hundred formsand fill them with spirit,but when I look ...

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All Through Eternity by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

All Through Eternity by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

All through eternityBeauty unveils His exquisite formin the solitude of nothingness;He holds a mirror to His Faceand beholds His own beauty.he is the knower and the known,the seer ...

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Bad Dreams by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Bad Dreams by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

One day you will look back and laugh at yourself.You'll say, ‘ I can't believe I was so asleep! How did I ever forget the truth? How ridiculous to believe that sadness and ...

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Ghazal 119 by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Ghazal 119 by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

I don't needa companion who isnasty sad and sour the one who islike a gravedark depressing and bitter a sweetheart is a mirrora friend a delicious cakeit isn't worth spendingan ...

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How Long by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

How Long by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

How long will you think about this painful life?How long will you think about this harmful world?The only thing it can take from you is your body.Don't say all this rubbish and ...

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Ghazal 314 by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Ghazal 314 by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

You who are not kept anxiously awake for love's sake, sleep on.In restless search for that river, we hurry along;you whose heart such anxiety has not disturbed, sleep on.Love's ...

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Weary Not Of Us, For We Are Very Beautiful by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Weary Not Of Us, For We Are Very Beautiful by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Weary not of us, for we are very beautiful; it is out of very jealousy and proper pride that we entered the veil. On the day when we cast of the body’s veil from the soul, you ...

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In The End by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

In The End by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

In the end, the mountains of imagination were nothingbut a house.And this grand life of mine was nothing but an excuse.You've been hearing my story so patiently for a lifetimeNow ...

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When I Am Asleep And Crumbling In The Tomb by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

When I Am Asleep And Crumbling In The Tomb by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

When I am asleep and crumbling in the tomb, should you come to visit me, I will come forth with speed. You are for me the blast of the trumpet and the resurrection, so what shall ...

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Only Breath by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Only Breath by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not HinduBuddhist, sufi, or zen. Not any religionor cultural system. I am not from the Eastor the West, not out of the ocean or upfrom the ground, ...

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Book1 Prologue by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Book1 Prologue by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Hearken to the reed-flute, how it complains,Lamenting its banishment from its home:'Ever since they tore me from my osier bed,My plaintive notes have moved men and women to ...

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I Have Fallen Into Unconsciousness by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

I Have Fallen Into Unconsciousness by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

I have got out of my own control, I have fallen into unconsciousness; in my utter unconsciousness how joyful I am with myself! The darling sewed up my eyes so that I might not see ...

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Ghazal Of Rumi by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Ghazal Of Rumi by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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.He said, ‘You’re not mad enough.You ...

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Description Of Love by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Description Of Love by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

A true lover is proved such by his pain of heart;No sickness is there like sickness of heart.The lover's ailment is different from all ailments;Love is the astrolabe of God's ...

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Lord, What A Beloved Is Mine! by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Lord, What A Beloved Is Mine! by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Lord, what a Beloved is mine! I have a sweet quarry; I possess in my breast a hundred meadows from his reed. When in anger the messenger comes and repairs towards me, he says, ...

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The Time Has Come For Us To Become Madmen In Your Chain by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

The Time Has Come For Us To Become Madmen In Your Chain by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

The time has come for us to become madmen in your chain, to burst our bonds and become estranged from all; To yield up our souls, no more to bear the disgrace of such a soul, to ...

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Laila And The Khalifa. by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Laila And The Khalifa. by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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 ...

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I Am Part Of The Load by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

I Am Part Of The Load by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

I am part of the loadNot rightly balancedI drop off in the grass,like the old Cave-sleepers, to browsewherever I fall. For hundreds of thousands of years I have been ...

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My Mother Was Fortune, My Father Generosity And Bounty by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

My Mother Was Fortune, My Father Generosity And Bounty by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

My mother was fortune, my father generosity and bounty; I am joy, son of joy, son of joy, son of joy. Behold, the Marquis of Glee has attainted felicity; this city and plain are ...

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I Will Beguile Him With The Tongue by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

I Will Beguile Him With The Tongue by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Reason says, “ I will beguile him with the tongue.”; Love says, “Be silent. I will beguile him with the soul.” The soul says to the heart, “Go, do not laugh at me and yourself. ...

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I Throw It All Away by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

I Throw It All Away by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

You play with the great globe of union,you that see everyone so clearlyand cannot be seen. Even universalintelligence gets blurry when it thinksyou may leave. You came here ...

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Zero Circle by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Zero Circle by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Be helpless, dumbfounded,Unable to say yes or no.Then a stretcher will come from graceTo gather us up.We are too dull-eyed to see that beautyIf we say we can, we’re lying.If we ...

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In Love by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

In Love by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

In love, aside from sipping the wine of timelessness,nothing else exists.There is no reason for living except for giving one's life.I said, 'First I know you, then I die.'He said, ...

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The Ravings Which My Enemy Uttered I Heard Within My Heart by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

The Ravings Which My Enemy Uttered I Heard Within My Heart by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

The ravings which my enemy uttered I heard within my heart; the secret thoughts he harbored against me I also perceived. His dog bit my foot, he showed me much injustice; I do not ...

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I Was Dead by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

I Was Dead by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

i was deadi came alivei was tearsi became laughterall because of lovewhen it arrivedmy temporal lifefrom then onchanged to eternallove said to meyou are notcrazy enoughyou ...

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Last Night My Soul Cried O Exalted Sphere Of Heaven by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Last Night My Soul Cried O Exalted Sphere Of Heaven by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Last night my soul cried, “O exalted sphere of Heaven, you hang indeed inverted, with flames in your belly. “Without sin and crime, eternally revolving upon your body in its ...

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Do You Love Me? by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Do You Love Me? by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

A lover asked his beloved,Do you love yourself morethan you love me?The beloved replied,I have died to myselfand I live for you.I've disappeared from myselfand my attributes.I am ...

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What Hidden Sweetness Is There by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

What Hidden Sweetness Is There by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

217 What hidden sweetness there is in this emptiness of the belly! Man is surely like a lute, no more and no less; For if, for instance, the belly of the lute becomes full, no ...

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Passion Makes The Old Medicine New: by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Passion Makes The Old Medicine New: by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Passion makes the old medicine new:Passion lops off the bough of weariness.Passion is the elixir that renews:how can there be wearinesswhen passion is present?Oh, don't sigh ...

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Moving Water by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Moving Water by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

When you do things from your soul, you feel a rivermoving in you, a joy.When actions come from another section, the feelingdisappears. Don't let others lead you. They may be blind ...

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Masnawi by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Masnawi by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

In the prologue to the Masnavi Rumi hailed Love and its sweet madness that heals all infirmities, and he exhorted the reader to burst the bonds to silver and gold to be free. The ...

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If You Show Patience by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

If You Show Patience by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

If you show patience, I'll rid you of this virtue.If you fall asleep, I'll rub the sleep from your eyes.If you become a mountain, I'll melt you in fire.And if you become an ocean, ...

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I Am Only The House Of Your Beloved by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

I Am Only The House Of Your Beloved by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

'I am only the house of your beloved,not the beloved herself:true love is for the treasure,not for the coffer that contains it.'The real beloved is that one who is unique,who is ...

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There Is A Candle In Your Heart by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

There Is A Candle In Your Heart by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

There is a candle in the heart of man, waiting to be kindled.In separation from the Friend, there is a cut waiting to bestitched.O, you who are ignorant of endurance and the ...

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