Category Archives: Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

A New Rule – Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi 

It is the rule with drunkards to fall upon each other, to quarrel, become violent, and make a scene. The lover is even worse than a drunkard. I will tell you what love is: to enter a mine of gold. … Continue reading

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One Whisper Of The Beloved – Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Lovers share a sacred decree –  to seek the Beloved.  They roll head over heels,  rushing toward the Beautiful One  like a torrent of water.  In truth, everyone is a shadow of the Beloved –  Our seeking is His seeking,  … Continue reading

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The Guest House – Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

This being human is a guest house.  Every morning a new arrival.  A joy, a depression, a meanness,  some momentary awareness comes  As an unexpected visitor.  Welcome and entertain them all!  Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,  who violently … Continue reading

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The Temple Of Love – Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

The temple of love is not love itself;  True love is the treasure,  Not the walls about it.  Do not admire the decoration,  But involve yourself in the essence,  The perfume that invades and touches you-  The beginning and the … Continue reading

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This Is Love – Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky,  to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.  First, to let go of live.  In the end, to take a step without feet;  to regard this world as invisible,  and … Continue reading

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We Are As The Flute – Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

We are as the flute, and the music in us is from thee;  we are as the mountain and the echo in us is from thee. We are as pieces of chess engaged in victory and defeat:  our victory and … Continue reading

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When Grapes Turn To Wine – Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

When grapes turn  to wine, they long for our ability to change.  When stars wheel  around the North Pole,  they are longing for our growing consciousness.  Wine got drunk with us,  not the other way.  The body developed out of … Continue reading

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