color of clouds

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Rumi's Timeless Wisdom

“Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling understand each other.”

“Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life.
Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea.”

“You have no need to travel anywhere - journey within yourself.
Enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own Light.”

“There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into Light.”

“Find the sweetness in your own heart so that you may find the sweetness in every Heart.”

“I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is my temple.”

"Tell me, is sugar sweeter
Or He who makes sugar cane?
Beauty of the moon is better
Or He who makes it wax and wane?"

“I am so close, I may look distant.
So completely mixed with you, I may look separate.
So out in the open, I appear hidden.
So silent, because I am constantly talking with you.”

“I am in Love with Love
and Love is in love with me.
My body is in Love with the soul
and the soul is in Love with my body.
I opened my arms to Love
and Love embraced me like a lover.”

“My dear heart! Never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don’t harbour bad thoughts do not gossip and don’t teach what you do not know.”

"You have no idea how hard I've looked
for a gift to bring You.
Nothing seemed right.
What's the point of bringing gold to
the gold mine, or water to the ocean.
Everything I came up with was like
taking spices to the Orient.
It's no good giving my heart and my
soul because you already have these.
So I've brought you a mirror.
Look at yourself and remember me.”

“A lover asked his beloved,
Do you love yourself more than you love me?
Beloved replied, I have died to myself and I live for you.
I've disappeared from myself and my attributes,
I am present only for you.
I've forgotten all my learning,
but from knowing you I've become a scholar.
I've lost all my strength, but from your power I am able.
I love myself...I love you.
I love you...I love myself.”

“Your heart is the size of an ocean.
Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”

“I said: what about my eyes?
God said: Keep them on the road.
I said: what about my passion?
God said: Keep it burning.
I said: what about my heart?
God said: Tell me what you hold inside it?
I said: pain and sorrow?
He said: Stay with it.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

“There is a fountain inside you.
Don't walk around with an empty bucket.”