When you oppose the shaykh, it's like the slave who kills himself over a quarrel with his master. Hey, why are you killing yourself over a quarrel?He says, So my master will suffer loss.
Me & Rumi translated by William C. Chittick from Maqalat-i Shams-i Tabrizi.
There may be one fault in a man that conceals a thousand qualities, or one excellence that conceals a thousand faults. The little indicates much.Shams Tabrizi
Intellect takes you to the door, but it doesn't take you into the house.Shams Tabrizi
The salat can be made up for, but there is no making up for false show or outward worship without presence.Shams Tabrizi
Whoever lives as he sees fit will not die as he sees fit.Shams Tabrizi
Nothing kills the soul that commands to evil (Nafs al Ammarra) like seeing the beauty of the heart.Shams Tabrizi
Alms in secret extinguish the wrath of the Lord means you are so immersed in sincerity and in preserving that sincerity that you have no pleasure in giving alms.Shams Tabrizi
You have to live with the people in hypocrisy for them to stay happy with you.Shams Tabrizi
He said The Sufi is the son of the moment.Shams Tabrizi
Being the companion of the folk of this world is fire. There must be an Abraham if the fire is not going to burn [you].Shams Tabrizi