Rumi’s gyan on love and life

If you love quotations on love and life then Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi is not a new name for you. Rumi who was a 13th century Persian poet, an Islamic dervish and a Sufi mystic, is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual masters and poetical intellects. Born in 1207 AD, he belonged to a family of learned theologians. He made use of everyday life’s circumstances to describe the spiritual world. And here are some of his quotes on love and life.

  1. “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.”
  2. “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”
  3. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
  4. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
  5. “What you seek is seeking you.”
  6. “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
  7. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
  8. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
  9. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
  10. “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
  11. “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
  12. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
  13. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
  14. “Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”
  15. “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
  16. “Knock, And He’ll open the door. Vanish, And He’ll make you shine lik犀利士 e the sun. Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens. Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.”
  17. “When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them.”
  18. “My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
  19. “Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
  20. “Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.”
  21. “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
  22. “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
  23. “In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
  24. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
  25. “Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
  26. “Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”
  27. “Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”
  28. “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
  29. “I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”