quote by Rumi

Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.

— Rumi

Killer Sufi Mystic quotations

When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.

There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don't you?

Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.

Gamble everything for love, if you're a true human being.

Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.

Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.

Observe the wonders as they occur around you.

Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.

They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?

From the Muslims I learned from the extraordinary pluralism of the Koran, the fact that the Koran endorses every single one of the major world faiths, but I was particularly enthralled by the Sufi tradition, the mystical tradition of Islam, which is so open to other religious faiths.

Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.

Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his hear.

Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.

Why am I seeking? I am the same as he. His essence speaks through me. I have been looking for myself

Dance when you're perfectly free.

I was you and never knew it.

O Love, O pure deep Love, be here, be now, be all.

In your light I learn how to love.

Most mystics do not want to read religious wisdom;

they want to be it. A postcard of a beautiful lake is not a beautiful lake, and Sufis may be defined as those who dance in the lake.

I belong to the beloved. Have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know. ...First, Last, Outer, Inner, only that breath breathing. HUMAN BEING.

Come, even if you have broken your vow one thousand times, come, yet again, come, come.

You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you.

In your beauty, how to make poems.

I don't know what to make of the Muslim mystics, especially those who have come to be known as the Sufis. What do they experience in their mystic experiences? Could they have encountered the same God we do in our Christian mysticism?

It's quite common for a Sufi mystic to cry in ecstasy that he's neither a Jew, a Christian, nor a Muslim. He is at home equally in a synagogue, a mosque, a temple, or a church because when one's glimpsed the divine, one's left these man-made distinctions behind.

You must go to Mahometanism, to Buddhism, to the East, to the Sufis Fakirs, to Pantheism, for the right growth of mysticism.

A Sufi mystic who had always remained happy was asked.

... For seventy years people had watched him, he had never been found sad. One day they asked him, 'What is the secret of your happiness?' He said, 'There is no secret. Every morning when I wake up, I meditate for five minutes and I say to myself, 'Listen, now there are two possibilities: you can be miserable, or you can be blissful. Choose.' And I always choose to be blissful.'

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