Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about language, ideas, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense.Jalal Al-din Muhammad Rumi"The Great Wagon" Ch. 4 : Spring Giddiness, p. 36Variant translations:
Love is the ark appointed for the righteous , Which annuls the danger and provides a way of escape. Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion , bewilderment intuition .Jalal Al-din Muhammad RumiThe Masnavi, Book IV, Story II, as translated in Masnavi I Ma'navi : The Spiritual Couplets of Maulána Jalálu-'d-Dín Muhammad Rúmí (1898) by Edward Henry WhinfieldVariant: Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Reason is like an officer when the King appears; The officer then loses his power and hides himself. Reason is the shadow cast by God ; God is the sun .Jalal Al-din Muhammad RumiAs translated in Masnavi I Ma'navi : The Spiritual Couplets of Maulána Jalálu-'d-Dín Muhammad Rúmí (1898) edited by Edward Henry Whinfield Book IV, Story IV : "Bayazid and his impious sayings when beside himself"
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart , and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more more unseen forms become manifest to him.Jalal Al-din Muhammad RumiAs quoted in The Sufi Path of Love : The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (1983) by William C. Chittick, p. 162
The men of God are like fishes in the ocean; they pop up into view on the surface here and there and everywhere, as they please.Jalal Al-din Muhammad RumiAs quoted in "A feather on the breath of God" by Nur Elmessiri in Al-Ahram Weekly Online Issue No. 385 (9 - 15 July 1998)
He whose intellect overcomes his desire is higher than the angels; he whose desire overcomes his intellect is less than an animal.Jalal Al-din Muhammad RumiAs quoted in The Rumi Collection : An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (2000) by Kabir Helminski
The fault is in the one who blames. Spirit sees nothing to criticize.Jalal Al-din Muhammad RumiAs quoted in Rumi Wisdom: Daily Teachings from the Great Sufi Master (2000) by Timothy FrekeVariant: The fault is in the blamer — Spirit sees nothing to criticize.
I want a heart which is split, part by part, because of the pain of separation from God, so that I might explain my longing and complaint to it.Jalal Al-din Muhammad RumiAs quoted in "Mevlana Jalal al-Din Rumi" by Fethullah Gülen in The Fountain #24 (July-September 2004)Variant translation: I want a heart which is split, chamber by chamber, by the pain of separation from God, so that I might explain my longings and desires to it.
You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?Jalal Al-din Muhammad RumiAs quoted in Wisdom for the Soul : Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 26
Out beyond ideas of right and wrong doing, there is a field. I will meet you there.Jalal Al-din Muhammad RumiAs quoted in Architects of Peace : Visions of Hope in Words and Images (2002) by Michael Collopy, p. 109
Out beyond ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing There is a field. I will meet you there.Jalal Al-din Muhammad RumiStrategic Learning in a Knowledge Economy : Individual, Collective and Organizational Learning Processes (2000) by Robert L. Cross and Sam B. Israelit
We talk about this and that. There’s no rest except on these branching moments.Jalal Al-din Muhammad Rumi"Spring is Christ" in Ch. 4 : Spring Giddiness, p. 38
There is no reality but God , says the completely surrendered sheik, who is an ocean for all beings.Jalal Al-din Muhammad Rumi"The Grasses" in Ch. 4 : Spring Giddiness, p. 44
Do not believe in an absurdity no matter who says it.Jalal Al-din Muhammad Rumi"The Three Fish" Ch. 18 : The Three Fish, p. 196
Every object and being in the universe is a jar overflowing with wisdom and beauty, a drop of the Tigris that cannot be contained by any skin. Every jarful spills and makes the earth more shining, as though covered in satin.Jalal Al-din Muhammad Rumi"The Gift of Water" Ch. 18 : The Three Fish, p. 200
You knock at the door of Reality. You shake your thought wings, loosen your shoulders, and open.Jalal Al-din Muhammad Rumi"The Gift of Water" Ch. 18 : The Three Fish, p. 200
When you see anyone complaining of such and such a person's ill-nature and bad temper, know that the complainant is bad-tempered, forasmuch as he speaks ill of that bad-tempered person, because he alone is good-tempered who is quietly forbearing towards the bad-tempered and ill-natured.Jalal Al-din Muhammad RumiIV, 771-4 (Jewels of Remembrance (1996))
The branch might seem like the fruit's origin: In fact, the branch exist because of the fruit.Jalal Al-din Muhammad RumiMathnawi (Teachings of Rumi (1999))
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