The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.
The wound is the place where the light enters you.
Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.
Travel brings power and love back into your life.
What you seek is seeking you.
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
Today, let us swim wildly, joyously in gratitude.
The universe and the light of the stars come through me.
Open your hands if you want to be held.
Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one.
Beauty surrounds us.
Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
Shine like the whole universe is yours.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
The message behind the words is the voice of the heart.
The lion is most handsome when looking for food.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire.
The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire. Your essence is gold hidden in dust. To reveal its splendor you need to burn in the fire of love.
Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.
Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape.
I am a drunkard from another kind of tavern. I dance to a silent tune. I am the symphony of stars.
The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy.
Listen to the sound of waves within you.
If you want to win hearts, sow the seeds of Love. If you want heaven, stop scattering thorns on the road.
Silence gives answers.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Patience is the key to joy.
This is what love does and continues to do. It tastes like honey to adults and milk to children.
I learned that every mortal will taste death. But only some will taste life.
These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.
We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.
Make peace with the universe. Take joy in it. It will turn to gold. Resurrection will be now. Every moment, a new beauty.
The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.
When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
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.
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.".
Everything is emptiness. Everything else, accidental. Emptiness brings peace to your loving. Everything else, disease. In this world of trickery, emptiness is what your soul wants.
With every breath, I plant the seeds of devotion, I am a farmer of the heart.
Greed makes man blind and foolish, and makes him an easy prey for death.
This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.
If you could get rid of yourself just once, the secret of secrets would open to you. The face of the unknown, hidden beyond the universe would appear on the mirror of your perception.
Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.
Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.
Dance, and make joyous the love around you. Dance, and your veils which hide the Light shall swirl in a heap at your feet.
Its good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.
Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
Do not feel lonely,
the entire universe is inside you.
Stop acting so small.
You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Set your life on fire.
Seek those who fan your flames.
My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.
This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.
Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.
A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.
My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. My heart is expanding a thousand fold.
Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.
One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand.
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.
Be soulful. Be kind. Be in love.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Be kind and honest, and harmful poisons will turn sweet inside you.
But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.
Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony. Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love.
On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.
Your depression is connected to your insolence
and refusal to praise. Whoever feels himself walking
on the path, and refuses to praise -- that man or woman
steals from others every day -- is a shoplifter!
The sun became full of light when it got hold of itself.
Angels only began shining when they achieved discipline.
The sun goes out whenever the cloud of not-praising comes.
The moment the foolish angel felt insolent, he heard the door close.
Everything about yesterday has gone with yesterday. Today, it is needed to say new things.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.
Keep silent, because the world of silence is a vast fullness.
Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.
Tend to your vital heart, and all that you worry about will be solved.
Discard yourself and thereby regain yourself. Spread the trap of humility and ensnare love.
Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.
Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.
It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.
Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.
Inside any deep asking is the answering.
Be patient where you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming.
The soul is here for its own joy.
There is a loneliness more precious than life. There is a freedom more precious than the world. Infinitely more precious than life and the world is that moment when one is alone with God.
In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.
O, happy the soul that saw its own faults.
The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on earth.
Whosoever knoweth the power of the dance, dwelleth in God.
Your light is more magnificent than sunrise or sunset.
The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.
Love risks everything and asks for nothing.
Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.
Stay with friends who support you in these. Talk with them about sacred texts, and how you are doing, and how they are doing, and keep your practices together.
This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love, you are.
Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
I should be suspicious of what I want.
In Winter the bare boughs that seem to sleep Work covertly, preparing for their Spring.
Judge the moth by the beauty of the candle.
The body itself is to reveal the light that's blazing inside your Presence.
There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then, there's another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.
You lack a foot to travel? Then journey into yourself -- that leads to transformation of dust into pure gold.
Look as long as you can at the friend you love,
no matter whether that friend is moving away from you
or coming back toward you.
There is no Love greater than Love with no object. For then you, yourself, have become love, itself.
The breath of the flute player: does it belong to the flute?
Although the road is never ending take a step and keep walking, do not look fearfully into the distance... On this path let the heart be your guide for the body is hesitant and full of fear.
Love so needs to love that it will endure almost anything, even abuse, just to flicker for a moment. But the sky's mouth is kind, its song will never hurt you, for I sing those words.
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded.
Someone sober will worry about events going badly.
Let the lover be.
The fluteplayer puts breath into a flute, and who makes the music? Not the flute. The Fluteplayer!
The moment I first heard love I gave up my soul, my heart, and my eyes.
A craftsman pulled a reed from the reedbed, cut holes in it, and called it a human being. Since then, it's been wailing a tender agony of parting, never mentioning the skill that gave it life as a flute.
You've gotten drunk on so many kinds of wine. Taste this. It won't make you wild. It's fire. Give up, if you don't understand by this time that your living is firewood.
You were sent to unite people
You were not been sent to divide people.
Walk out like someone suddenly born into colour. Do it now.
Your real "country" is where you're heading, not where you are.
Be quiet now and wait. It may be that the ocean one, the one we desire so to move into and become, desires us out here on land a little longer, going our sundry roads to the shore.
When someone is counting out gold for you, don't look at your hands, or the gold. Look at the giver.
Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever.
Both light and shadow are the dance of Love.
Both light and shadow are the dance of Love. Love has no cause, it is the astrolabe of God's secrets. Lover and loving are inseparable and timeless. Although I may try to describe love, when I experience it, I am speechless. Although I may try to write about love, I am rendered helpless. My pen breaks, and the paper slips away at the ineffable place where lover loving and loved are one. Every moment is made glorious by the light of Love.
When was the last time you found treasure coffers ensconced in your own house? Treasures always hide among old ruins and wreckage.
Come out of the circle of time
And into the circle of love.
Come with me while the wine shop is still open.
We are dizzy with meeting each other.
When inward tenderness finds the secret hurt, pain itself will crack the rock and Ah! Let the soul emerge.
Every need brings what's needed.
Pain bears its cure like a child.
Having nothing produces provisions.
Ask a difficult question,
And the marvelous answer appears.
Wisdom is like the rain. Its source is limitless, but it comes down according to the season.
Wisdom is like the rain. Its source is unlimited, but it comes down according to the season. Grocers put sugar in a bag, but their supply of sugar is not the amount in the bag. When you come to a grocer, he has sugar in abundance. But he sees how much money you have brought and gives accordingly. Your currency on this Path is resolution and faith, and you are taught according to your resolution and faith. When you come seeking sugar, they examine your bag to see what its capacity is; then they measure out accordingly.
Last night you left me and slept your own deep sleep. Tonight you turn and turn. I say, 'You and I will be together till the Universe dissolves.' You mumble back things you thought of when you were drunk.
God made the Illusion look Real and the Real an Illusion !
Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.
It is God's kindness to terrify you in order to lead you to safety.
Tender words we spoke to one another are sealed in the secret vaults of heaven. One day like rain, they will fall to earth and grow green all over the world.
What is agony of the spirit? To advance toward death without seizing hold of the Water of Life.
Don't look for Love, look for the one looking for Love.
You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you.
Everything else than sea is a torment to a fish.
This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden.
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy within you.
I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as an animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Don't feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
Longing is the core of mystery. Longing itself brings the cure. The only rule is, suffer the pain. Your desires must be disciplined And what you want to happen in time, sacrificed.
You know the value of every article of merchandise, but if you don't know the value of your own soul, it's all foolishness.
Give yourself completely to the one you call God. If you are not doing it you are wasting your time here.
Let go of your mind and then be mindful.
Close your ears and listen!
The spiritual path wrecks the body And afterwards restores it to health. It destroys the house to unearth the treasure, And with that treasure builds it better than before.
God writes spiritual Mysteries on our heart, where they wait silently for discovery.
If you love someone, you are always joined with them -- in joy, in absence, in solitude, in strife.
Listen, open a window to God and begin to delight yourself by gazing upon Him through the opening.
From myself I am copper, through you, friend, I am gold. From myself I'm a stone, but through you, I am a gem!
When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth.
The source is within you. And this whole world is springing up from it.
Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.
Love is a tree, and the lovers are its shade.
The intellectual is always showing off,
the lover is always getting lost.
The intellectual runs away.
afraid of drowning;
the whole business of love
is to drown in the sea.
Intellectuals plan their repose;
lovers are ashamed to rest.
The lover is always alone.
even surrounded by people;
like water and oil, he remains apart.
The man who goes to the trouble
of giving advice to a lover
get nothing. He's mocked by passion.
Love is like musk. It attracts attention.
Love is a tree, and the lovers are its shade.
A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison.
The interpretation that makes you ardent and hopeful and active and reverent is the true one.
Yesterday is gone and took away its tale.
Today we must live a fresh story again.
The body's a mirror of heaven: Its energies make angels jealous. Our purity astounds seraphim. Devils shiver at our nerve.
Last night I begged the Wise One to tell me the secret of the world.
Gently, gently, he whispered, "Be quiet, the secret cannot be spoken, It is wrapped in silence.'
Cease looking for flowers! There blooms a garden in your own home.
While you look for trinkets
The treasure house awaits you in your own being.
Wisdom tells us we are not worthy;
Love tells us we are.
My life flows between the two.
People are distracted by objects of desire, and afterward repent of the lust they've indulged, because they have indulged with a phantom and are left even farther from Reality than before.
People are distracted by objects of desire, and afterwards repent of the lust they've indulged, because they have indulged with a phantom and are left even farther from Reality than before. Your desire for the illusory is a wing, by means of which a seeker might ascend to Reality. When you have indulged a lust, your wing drops off; you become lame and that fantasy flees. Preserve the wing and don't indulge such lust, so that the wing of desire may bear you to Paradise. People fancy they are enjoying themselves, but they are really tearing out their wings for the sake of an illusion.
We alchemists look for talent that can heat up and change. Lukewarm won't do. Halfhearted holding back, well-enough getting by? Not here.
Why should I be unhappy? Each parcel of my being is in full bloom.
Listen, O drop, give yourself up without regret, and in exchange gain the Ocean.
Listen, O drop, give yourself up without regret, and in exchange gain the Ocean. Listen, O drop, bestow upon yourself this honor, and in the arms of the Sea be secure. Who indeed should be so fortunate? An Ocean wooing a drop! In God's name, in God's name, sell and buy at once! Give a drop, and take this Sea full of pearls.
Without the frown of clouds and lightning, the vines would be burned by the smiling sun.
Your name is upon my tongue your image is in my sight your memory is in my heart where can I send these words that I write ?
When I die, I shall soar with angels, and when I die to the angels, what I shall become you cannot imagine.
The work of magic is this, that it breathes and at every breath transforms realities.
Submit to love without thinking, as the sun rose this morning recklessly extinguishing our star-candle minds.
From the urgent way lovers want each other to the seeker's search for truth, all moving is from the mover. Every Pull Draws Us To The Ocean.
Feeling lonely and ignoble indicates that you haven't been patient.
Escape from the black cloud that surrounds you.
Then you will see your own light as radiant as the full moon.
Come on sweetheart let's adore one another before there is no more of you and me.
We've given up making a living, its all this crazy love poetry now!
Drunks fear the police
but the police are drunk too.
Peace is wonderful, but ecstatic dance is more fun and less narcissistic.
Sing to me in the silence of your heart and I will rise up to hear your triumphant song.
Embark on the journey of LOVE. It takes you from yourself to yourself.
To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel.
It's your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.
Intellect in its effort to explain Love got stuck in the mud like an ass. Love alone could explain love and loving.
The only real rest comes when you're alone with God.
Your radiance shines
in every atom of creation
yet our petty desires keep it hidden.
Let Silence speak to you about the secrets of the universe.
Give your life to the one who already owns your breath and your moments.
If thou wilt be observant and vigilant, thou wilt see at every moment the response to thy action. Be observant if thou wouldst have a pure heart, for something is born to thee in consequence of every action.
I am sunlight slicing the dark.
If i can only recount the story of my life right out of my body flames will grow.
If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.
Listen. Keep silent.
You are not gods mouthpiece.
Try to be an ear.
There is a King Who is aware of every Mask you put on.
And so it is, that both the Devil and the angelic Spirit present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.
All language is a longing for home.
Whoever's calm and sensible is insane!
Let's get away from all the clever humans who put words in our mouth let's only say what our hearts desire.
I've said before that every craftsman searches for what's not there to practice his craft.
The feelings trembled and flapped in his chest like a bird newly put in a cage.
While still in the cage of your being behold the spirit bird before it flies away.
The prophets accept all agony and trust it. For the water has never feared the fire.
Don't move the way fear makes you move.
Heartsick, heartbroken -- to know love is to know pain. What could be more common? Even so, each broken heart is so singular that with it we probe the divine.
If you desire healing,
let yourself fall ill
let yourself fall ill.
Raise your words, not your voice.
Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers not thunders.
In Silence there is eloquence.
In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.
I am so close, I may look distant.
Explanation by the tongue makes most things clear, But love unexplained is clearer.
Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.
Whoever travels without a guide, needs two hundred years for a two-day journey.
There are many winds full of anger, and lust and greed. They move the rubbish around, but the solid mountain of our true nature stays where it's always been.
Snake's poison is life to the snake; it is in relation to man that it means "death."
Let lovers be crazy, disgraceful and wild Those who fret about such things Aren't in love.
To work with all the passion of your being to acquire an inner light.
What strikes the oyster shell
doesn't damage the pearl.
If I love myself I love you. If I love you I love myself.
The world's flattery and hypocrisy is a sweet morsel: eat less of it, for it is full of fire. Its fire is hidden while its taste is manifest, but its smoke becomes visible in the end.
Whenever sorrow comes, be kind to it.
For God has placed a pearl in sorrow's hand.
You suppose that you are the lock on the door. But you are the key that opens it.
I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being.
Have you ever gotten breathless before from a beautiful face, for i see you there, my dear.
In the orchard and rose garden I long to see your face. In the taste of Sweetness I long to kiss your lips. In the shadows of passion I long for your love.
For the thirst to possess your love, Is worth my blood a hundred times.
Open your arms if you want the Beloved's embrace.
I was you
and never knew it.
All religions. All this singing. One sone. Peace be with you.
All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. The sun's light looks a little different on this wall than it does on that wall, and a lot different on this other one, but it's still one light.
I saw many humans on whom there were no clothes. I saw many clothes in which there were no humans.
Water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support.
A woman is a mystery to guide a wise and open man.
You wander from room to room Hunting for the diamond necklace That is already around your neck!
You think the shadow is the substance.
Knock, And He'll open the door Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.
Love is an emerald. Its brilliant light wards off dragons On this treacherous path.
You show your worth by what you seek.
Now i am sober and there's only the hangover and the memory of love.
Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.
The Inspiration You Seek
Is Already Within You.
Be Silent and Listen.
Even when tied in a thousand knots, the string is still but one.
I am dying into your mystery, and dying, I am now no other than that mystery. I open to your majesty as an orchard welcomes rain, and twenty times that.
When you stop admiring yourself and let the eyes of the heart open your vision to vast other worlds then all you do, will become admirable.
The Water said to the dirty one, "Come here."
The dirty one said, "I am too ashamed."
The water replied, "How will your shame be washed away without me?"
Return from existence to nonexistence. You are seeking the Lord and you belong to him. Nonexistence is a place of income; flee it not. This existence of more and less is a place of expenditure.
The soul: a wide listening sky with thousands of candles.
The ego is a veil between humans and God. In prayer all are equal.
Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
O Love, O pure deep Love, be here, be now, be all.
O Love, O pure deep Love, be here, be now, Be all "worlds dissolve into your stainless endless radiance, Frail living leaves burn with your brighter than cold stares "Make me your servant, your breath, your core.
Dear soul, don't set a high value on someone before they deserve it; You either lose them or ruin yourself...!
I have no fear
to burn my mouth and throat
I'm ready to drink every flame and more.
To live without you is to be robbed of love and what is life without it? To live without you is death to me, my love but some call it life.
Take time like the river that never grows stale. Keep going and steady. No hurry, no rush.
Go to the well of deep Love inside each of Us.
And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?
Whatever pearl you seek, look for the pearl within the pearl!
The sweetness and delights of the resting-place are in proportion to the pain endured on the Journey. Only when you suffer the pangs and tribulations of exile will you truly enjoy your homecoming.
There is a window from one heart to another heart.
Close your eyes, fall in Love, stay there.
Love is the energizing elixir of the Universe, the cause and effect of all Harmony.
When love for God has been doubled in your heart,
there is no doubt that God has love for you.
Lovers think they are looking for each other, but there is only one search: wandering This world is wandering that, both inside one transparent sky. In here there is no dogma and no heresy.
If someone asks,
But what is Love?
Dissolving the will.
Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure.
Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey!
Those of you who are scattered,
simplify your worrying lives. There is one
righteousness: Water the fruit trees,
and don't water the thorns.
On the path of Love we are neither masters nor the owners of our lives. We are only a brush in the hand of the Master Painter.
Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them.
A mountain keeps an echo deep inside itself. That's how I hold your voice.
I am not this hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within.
We are the mirror as well as the face in it.
We are tasting the taste this minute of eternity.
We are pain and what cures pain both.
We are the sweet cold water and the jar that pours.
We are the mirror, as well as the face in it.
We are tasting the taste of eternity this minute.
We are pain and what cures pain.
We are the sweet cold water and the jar that pours.
Soul of the world, no life, nor world remain,
no beautiful women and men longing.
Only this ancient love circling the holy black stone of nothing.
Where the lover is the loved, the horizon and everything within it.
My heart is so small
it's almost invisible.
How can you place
such big sorrows in it?
"Look," he answered,
"your eyes are even smaller,
yet they behold the world."
Lovers drink wine all day and night and tear the veils of the mind.
When drunk with love's wine, body, heart and soul become one.
I have seen the king with a face of Glory, He who is the eye and the sun of heaven, He who is the companion and healer of all beings, He who is the soul and the universe that births souls.
When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.
You've come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don't know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky.
Reason is powerless in the expression of love.
Reason is powerless in the expression of Love. Love alone is capable of revealing the truth of Love and being a Lover. The way of our prophets is the way of Truth. If you want to live, die in Love; die in Love if you want to remain alive.
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.
Some nights stay up till dawn, as the moon sometimes does for the sun. Be a full bucket pulled up the dark way of a well, then lifted out into light.
Travelers, it is late. Life's sun is going to set. During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings.
At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon won't use the door, only the window.
The moon has become a dancer at this festival of love.
Journey from the self to the Self and find the mine of gold. Leave behind what is sour and bitter and move toward the sweet.
The pure heart is a spotless mirror in which images of infinite beauty are reflected.
Wash the dust from your SOUl and HEART with wisdom's WATER.
Gamble everything for love, if you're a true human being.
Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn't reach into majesty.
I have come to drag you out of yourself and take you into my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had, and lift you like a prayer to the sky.
I am burning. If anyone lacks tinder, let him set his rubbish ablaze with my fire.
Pour out wine till I become a wanderer from myself; for in selfhood and existence I have felt only fatigue.
Keep on knocking 'til the joy inside opens a window look to see who's there.
There is no worse sickness for the soul, o you who are proud, than this pretense of perfection.
There's hidden sweetness in the stomach's emptiness.
What in your life is calling you, When all the noise is silenced, The meetings adjourned... The lists laid aside, And the Wild Iris blooms By itself In the dark forest... What still pulls on your soul?
As you live Deeper in the Heart, the Mirror gets clearer and cleaner.
If you have not learned to be a passionate lover, do not count your life as lived. On the day of reckoning, it will not be counted.
Wake up Lovers, It is time to start the Journey! Let us kiss the ground and flow like a river towards the Ocean. Only love can lead the way.
Run from what's comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I'll be mad.
Tonight the moon kisses the stars.
O beloved,be like that to me!
We may know who we are or we may not. We may be Muslims, Jews or Christians but until our hearts become the mould for every heart we will see only our differences.
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.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don't you? You feel the separation from the Beloved. Invite Him to fill you up, embrace the fire.
Everything that you want, you are already that.
Two there are who are never satisfied -- the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.
Each moment from all sides rushes to us the call to love. We are running to contemplate its vast green field. Do you want to come with us?
Your body is woven from the light of heaven. Are you aware that its purity and swiftness is the envy of angels and its courage keeps even devils away.
O my choice beauty You've gone But your love remains in my heart Your image in my eye O guide on my winding road I keep turning round and round in the hopes of Finding you.
You moan, "She left me." "He left me,"
Twenty more will come.
Inside the Great Mystery that is, we don't really own anything. What is this competition we feel then, before we go, one at a time, through the same gate?
When you find yourself with the Beloved, embracing for
one breath, in that moment you will find your true destiny.
Alas, don't spoil this precious moment.
Moments like this are very, very rare.
To change, you must face the dragon of your appetites with another dragon: the life-energy of the soul.
Our purpose here on earth: to manifest the very nature of our spirit, which is touched by the spirit of God.
Break your pitcher against a rock. We don't need any longer to haul pieces of the ocean around.
There is none dwelling in the house but God. When a man is awakened he melts and perishes.
Let a thousand wrangling desires become one Love.
A servant wants to be rewarded for what he does. A lover wants only to be in love's presence, that ocean whose depth will never be known.
For hundreds of thousands of years I have been dust-grains floating and flying in the will of the air, often forgetting ever being in that state, but in sleep I migrate back.
Through your love existence and nonexistence merge.
All opposites unite.
All that is profane
becomes sacred again.
Light up the fire of love inside and blaze the thoughts away.
Don't you know yet? It is your Light that lights the worlds.
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. Welcome and entertain them all! .
Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you've been given the door with open.
Bitter your acts, bitter am I, Kindness your deeds, kindness am I, Pleasant and gentle, so you are, Fine honeyed lips and sweet talker.
If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.
A lover in life will be a lover in death, a lover in the tomb, a lover in paradise, a lover on the day of resurrection.
The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground.
Everyone sleeps, except lovers, who stay awake, telling stories to God.
Beg of God the removal of envy, that God may deliver you from externals, and bestow upon you an inward occupation, which will absorb you so that your attention is not drawn away.
You are the Essence of the Essence, The intoxication of Love. I long to sing Your Praises but stand mute with the agony of wishing in my heart !
You must lance an ulcer to heal it. You must tear down parts of an old building to restore it, and so it is with a sensual life that has no spirit in it.
Plant the love of the holy ones within your spirit; don't give your heart to anything, but the love of those whose hearts are glad.
Die! Die! Die in this love!
If you die in this love,Your soul will be renewed.
Die! Die! Don't fear the death of that which is known
If you die to the temporal, You will become timeless.
Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.
Your sweetest blasphemy is the truest devotion. Through you a whole world is freed.
Love is a madman, working his wild schemes, tearing off his clothes, running through the mountains.
In things spiritual, there is no partition, no number, no individuals. How sweet is the oneness-unearth the treasure of Unity.
Love alone can explain the mysteries of Love.
Love is the vital core of the soul. And of all you see, only love is infinite.
Where you are, whatever your condition is; Always try to be a lover.
Faith in the king comes easily in lovely times, but be faithful now and endure, pale lover.
The middle path is the way to wisdom.
The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand.
O, Great Spirit, open my eyes, open heart's wings, open my ears to your voice in all things.
Why are you knocking at every other door? Go, knock at the door of your own heart.
Sit quietly and listen for a voice that will say, "Be more silent." As that happens, your soul starts to revive.
Even though in the world you are the most learned scholar of the time, Behold the vanishing of this world and this time!
Flowers open every night
across the sky, a breathing peace,
and sudden flame catching.
Let soul speak with the silent articulation of a face.
If your guidance is your ego, don't rely on luck for help. you sleep during the day and the nights are short. By the time you wake up your life may be over.
All loves are a bridge to Divine love. Yet, those who have not had a taste of it do not know!
Why am I seeking? I am the same as he. His essence speaks through me. I have been looking for myself.
Do you think I know what I'm doing? That for one breath or half-breath I belong to myself? As much as a pen knows what it's writing, or the ball can guess where it's going next.
Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.
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.
Tie two birds together. They will not be able to fly, even though they now have four wings.
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
There are many languages in the world; in meaning all are the same. If you break the cups, water will be unified and will flow together.
They are the chosen ones
who have surrendered ...
Once they were particles of light
now they are the radiant sun!
Bring the sky beneath your feet and listen to celestial music everywhere.
Stop searching here and there, the jewels are inside YOU.
Do you hear what the music is saying? 'Come follow me and you will find the way. Your mistakes can also lead you to the truth. When you ask, the answer will be given.'
Poverty is not for the sake of hardship. No, it is there because nothing exists but Allah. Poverty unlocks the door -- what a blessed key!
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing 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.
I went inside my heart
to see how it was.
Something there makes me hear
the whole world weeping.
Don't run away from grief, o' soul Look for the remedy inside the pain because the rose came from the thorn and the ruby came from a stone.
We are born of love; Love is our mother.
Speak Little. Learn the words of eternity.
Go beyond your tangled thoughts and
find the splendor of paradise.
Blessed is anyone who knows who he or she really is and builds a place to live there.
The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.
The spirit and the body carry different loads and require different attentions. Too often we put the saddlebags on Jesus and let the donkey run loose in the pasture.
Quit acting like a wolf, and feel the shepherd's love filling you.
When you lose all sense of self the bonds of a thousands chains will vanish. Lose yourself completely, return to the root of the root of your own soul.
Your way begins at the other side.
Become the sky.
Take an axe to the prison wall.
Walk out like someone suddenly born into color.
Do it now.
Someday our souls will be one and
our union will be forever.
I know that everything I give you comes back to me.
So I give you my life , hoping that you will come back to me.
Be motivated like the falcon, hunt gloriously. Be magnificent as the leopard, fight to win. Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks. One is all talk, the other only color.
There is a community of the spirit
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street,
and being the noise.
There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street and being the noise. Drink all your passion, and be a disgrace. Close both eyes to see with the other eye.
Knock, and He'll open the door. Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun. Fall, and He'll raise you to the heavens. Become nothing, and He'll turn you into everything.
Fruits ripen with a little warmth, not fire,
A furnace's heat fruit does not require..
Fasting blinds the body in order to open the eyes of your soul.
They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?
You are the root of heaven, the morning star, the bright moon, the house of endless Love.
Counterfeiters exist because there is such a thing as real gold.
The satiated person and the hungry one do not see the same thing when they look upon a loaf of bread.
Regard a king as someone unconcerned with kingship.
That's how you came here, like a star without a name. Move across the night sky with those anonymous lights.
LOVE will lay a carpet of treasures under your feet.
When you go through a hard period, When everything seems to oppose you, ... When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute, NEVER GIVE UP! Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!
This physical world has no two things alike.
Every comparison is awkwardly rough.
You can put a lion next to a man,
but the placing is hazardous to both.
You show your worth by what you seek.
Yesterday was glory and joy. Today, a blackened burn everywhere. On the record of my life, these two days will be put down as one.
Pure souls, didn't I tell you not to be seduced by this colorful world for I am the Ultimate Painter.
God put thorns around the
Love's door to stop anyone
who's not a Lover from entering.
Wings of Love long only to fly away from all directions.
Don't be the rider who gallops all nightand never sees the horse that is beneath him.
Be a spot of ground where nothing is growing,
where something might be planted,
a seed, possibly, from the Absolute.
Pull the thorn of existence out of the heart! Fast! For when you do, you will see thousands of rose gardens in yourself.
This moment is all there is.
Woman is a ray of God. She is not that earthly beloved: she is creative, not created.
You transform all who are touched by you.
Mundane concerns, troubles, and sorrows
dissolve in your presence, bringing JOY.
When someone critises or disagrees with you, a small ant of hatred and antagonism is born in your heart. If you do not squash that ant at once, it might grow into a snake, or even a dragon.
This is not a day for asking questions, not a day on any calendar. This day is conscious of itself. This day is a lover, bread, and gentleness, more manifest than saying can say.
Listen my love, illumination is eternal. Now is always evolving. As there are billions of stars, there are billions of steps. As there are billions of souls, there are billions of ways to grow.
Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.
There is a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so hard they can't hope. The hopers would feel slighted if they knew.
There is no worse torture than knowing intellectually about love and the way.
Your eyes are even smaller,
yet they behold the world.
I have been so naughted in Thy Love's existence that my nonexistence is a thousand times sweeter than my existence.
And he misses her Like a wind starved sail He sits knowing what direction to go But the current keeps pulling him Down river.
I looked in temples churches and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.
A pearl goes up for auction. No one has enough, so the pearl buys itself.
Once you have met a true human being,
Let him not disappear from the horizon of your HEART.
This is the essence of all sciences -- that you should know who you will be when the Day of Reckoning arrives.
Your longing for ME is my message to you, All your attempts to reach ME, Are in reality MY attempts to reach you.
What is the body? That shadow of a shadow
of your love, that somehow contains
the entire universe.
My religion is to be alive from LOVE.
Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the Moon. That Moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water.
The eye goes blind when it only wants to see why.
Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace.
People want you to be happy. Don't keep serving them your pain! If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.
Everyone turns toward someone. Look for one scarred by the King's polo stick.
I am so mad with love that mad men say to me -- be still!
Everyone is overridden by thoughts;
that's why they have so much heartache and sorrow.
When someone mentions the gracefulness of the night sky, climb up on the roof and dance and say, like this?
The gifts of lovers to one another are, in respect to love, nothing but forms; yet, they testify to invisible love.
Infinite mercy flows continually
But you're asleep and can't see it.
We came whirling out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust...
The stars made a circle, and in the middle, we dance.
If you wish to be a mine of jewels, open the deep ocean within your heart.
When we talk about God,
we're like a school of fish,
discussing the possible existence of the sea.
What a relief to be empty! Then God can live your life.
You the one in all, say who I am.
Say I am you.
Believe in love's infinite journey, for it is your own, for you are love. Love is life.
All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
Everything is soul and flowering.
Only union with you gives joy.
The rest if tearing down one building to put up another.
Love is the way messengers
from the mystery tell us things.
Things are such that someone lifting a cup, or watching the rain, petting a dog, or singing, just singing -- could be doing as much for this universe as anyone.
You don't live on the earth, you are passing through it.
Friends are enemies sometimes, and enemies friends.
Let people catch something from your heart that will cause no discomfort, but help them to sing.
The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open.
I Wish I Could Give You A Taste Of The Burning Fire Of Love. There Is A Fire Blazing Inside Of Me. If I Cry About It, Or If I Don't, The Fire Is At Work, Night And Day.
Soul, if you want to learn secrets,
your heart must forget about
shame and dignity.
You are God's lover,
yet you worry
Giving thanks for abundance is sweeter than the abundance itself.
Happy, not from anything that happens. Warm, not from fire or a hot bath. Light, I register zero on a scale.
Now is the time to unite the soul and the world. Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows.
If you do not possess the staff of caution and discrimination, use the eyes of him who sees. If there is no staff of caution and discrimination, do not wander on the road without a guide.
In fact, I am aware of the fake entities in my life.
I know that I can clear them if I wanted to in a moment.
But all this hollowness Needs my Sincerity.
You left ground and sky weeping, mind and soul full of grief. No one can take your place in existence or in absence.
You left ground and sky weeping, mind and soul full of grief. No one can take your place in existence, or in absence. Both mourn, the angels, the prophets, and this sadness I feel has taken from me the taste of language, so that I cannot say the flavor of my being apart.
Drum sound rises on the air, its throb, my heart. A voice inside the beat says, "I know you're tired, but come. This is the way.
I said, O Love, tell me this: Does the Lord know you are treating me this way? Love said to me, yes He does, just be totally… totally… silent.
Each and every part of the world is a snare for the fool and a means of deliverance for the wise.
The glance of Love is crystal clear.
The heart is cooking a pot of food for you. Be patient until it is cooked.
The way to heaven is within.
The way to heaven is within. Shake the wings of love -- when love's wings have become strong, there is no need to trouble about a ladder.
Sunlight fell upon the wall; the wall received a borrowed splendor. Why set your heart on a piece of earth, O simple one? Seek out the source which shines forever.
Look at these worlds spinning out of nothingness. That is within your power.
Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.
I never really cared for the things of this world. It was the glow of Your Presence that filled it with beauty.
Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey!
Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give.
If you want to be more alive, love is the truest health.
A strange passion is moving in my head My heart has become a bird which searches in the sky. Every part of me goes in different directions. Is it really so that the one I love is Everywhere?
A wealth you cannot imagine
flows through you.
Do not consider what strangers say.
Be secluded in your secret heart-house,
that bowl of silence.
Every tree, every growing thing as it grows, says this truth, you harvest what you sow.
Every tree, every growing thing as it grows, says THIS truth, you harvest what you sow. With life as short as a half-taken breath, don't plant anything but love.
Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.
I will be waiting here.... For your silence to break, For your soul to shake, For your love to wake!
Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in Love.
We are even higher than the heavens, we are greater than angels; Why should we not transcend both? Our lodging-place is Majesty.
The core of the seen and unseen universe smiles, but remember smiles come best from those who weep. Lightning, then the rain-laughter.
I'm dominated by Love, By my passion of love for Love.
A seeing eye is better than three hundred blind men's: The eye can distinguish pearls from pebbles.
Only love itself can explain love and lovers.
It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home.
Looking at my life
I see that only Love
Has been my soul's companion
From deep inside
My soul cries out:
Do not wait, surrender
For the sake of Love.
No one knows what makes the soul wake up so happy! Maybe a dawn breeze has blown the veil from the face of God.
When your love contracts in anger, the atmosphere itself feels threatening. But when you're expansive, no matter what the weather, you're in an open, windy field with friends.
In this life many demolitions are actually renovations.
The world is a playground, and death is the night.
Half-heartedness doesn't reach into majesty. You set out to find God, but then you keep stopping for long periods at meanspirited roadhouses.
There's a morning when presence comes over your soul. You sing like a rooster in your earth-colored shape. Your heart hears and, no longer frantic, begins to dance.
We owe thankfulness to God, not sour faces.
The Earth turns to Gold, in the hands of the wise.
Love is the reality, and poetry is the drum.
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.
No mirror ever became iron again;
No bread ever became wheat;
No ripened grape ever became sour fruit.
Mature yourself and be secure from a change for the worse.
Become the light.
If you follow the ways in which you were trained, which you may have inherited, for no other reason than this, you are illogical.
Set your sights on a place higher than your eyes can see.
The rose does best as a rose. Lilies make the best lilies. And look! You -- the best you around!
Why should I stay at the bottom of a well, when a strong rope is in my hand?
There's no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself.
Limp along until your legs are spent, and you fall flat and your energy is drained. Then the grace of the Divine will lift you.
Be patient, even if every possibility seems closed.
If the Beautiful One is not inside you, then what is that Light hidden under your cloak?
Be grateful for your life, every detail of it,
and your face will come to shine like a sun,
and everyone who sees it will
be made glad and peaceful.
Let your throat-song
be clear and strong enough to make an emperor fall full-length
suppliant, at the door.
The moment an inspiring thought enters your heart, appreciate it as a dear guest visiting you that day.
Do not grieve over any joy that has gone forever, for it will return to you in another form, know that for sure.
Through love the devil becomes an angel.
Through love stones become soft as butter.
Through love grief is like delight.
Through love demons become the servants of God.
Be wild and crazy and drunk with love,
if you are too careful, love will not find you.
Love is the common denominator that unites all people whatever religion they are.
The life of this world is nothing but the harmony of opposites.
I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is my temple.
However much I might try to expound or explain Love, when I come to Love itself, I am ashamed of my explanations... Love alone can explain the mysteries of love and lovers.
I love my friends neither with my heart nor with my mind.
Just in case...
Heart might stop. Mind can forget.
I love them with my soul.
Soul never stops or forgets.
Do not believe in an absurdity no matter who says it.
Don't grieve for what doesn't come. Some things that don't happen keep disasters from happening.
Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.
Water the fruit trees and don't water the thorns.
I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.
Whoever gives reverence receives reverence.
The angel is free because of his knowledge, the beast because of his ignorance. Between the two remains the son of man to struggle.
This silence, this moment, every moment, If it's genuinely inside you, brings what you need.
For years, copying other people, I tried to know myself. From within, I couldn't decide what to do. Unable to see, I heard my name being called. Then I walked outside.
Don't be sad! Because God sends hope in the most desperate moments. Don't forget, the heaviest rain comes out of the darkest clouds.
If you could leave your selfishness, you would see how you've been torturing your soul.
Every love outside of HIS love, is pain.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
What does this patch-sewing mean you ask? Eating and drinking. The heavy cloak of the body is always getting torn. You patch it with food and other ego-satisfactions.
Don't get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.
This is Now. Now is,
all there is. Don't wait for Then;
strike the spark, light the fire.
Do not sit long with a sad friend. When you go to a garden do you look at the weeds? Spend more time with the roses and jasmines.
Prayer clears the mist
and brings back peace to the Soul.
We bury our seeds and wait,
Winter blocks the road,
Flowers are taken prisoner underground,
But then green justice tenders a spear.
If your thought is a rose, you are a rose garden; and if it is a thistle, you are fuel for the fire.
Fasting is an amazing thing. It gives people heart and soul.
Come inside the heart's house. There is peace and solace there.
You already have the precious mixture that will make you well. Use it.
My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
If only you knew what bliss I find in being nothing.
All roses fall prey to December.
All intellect falls prey to love's glory.
Since the rose is not eternal
Why be captured by its scent?
Let me know your secrets--
Only the ones that last forever.
The way the Beloved can fit in my heart, two thousand lives could fit in this body of mine. One kernel could contain a thousand bushels, and a hundred worlds pass through the eye of the needle.
I found the Divine within my Heart.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don't you?
You are a volume in the divine book A mirror to the power that created the universe Whatever you want, ask it of yourself Whatever you're looking for can only be found Inside of you.
Soul, a moving river. Body, the riverbed.
Swim out of your little pond.
Nearness to God is common to us all,
Because we're all created and sustained by God,
But only the authentically noble
Possess and live that nearness
That's a constant upswelling passion of love.
Your eyelashes will write on my heart the poem that could never come from the pen of a poet.
If you want something, release the wish, and let it light on its desire, completely free of the personal.
For sixty years I have been forgetful every minute, but not for a second has this flowing toward me stopped or slowed.
Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
Your body is away from me,
but there is a window open
from my heart to yours.
Till man destroys "self" he is no true friend of God.
Go find yourself first
So you can also find me.
Why set your heart on a piece ofearth,seek out the source which shines forever.
Knowest thou not the beauty of thine own face? Quit this temper that leads thee to war with thyself.
And even if this world burns up hidden harps will still play here.
I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside.
Speak any language, Turkish, Greek, Persian, Arabic, but always speak with love.
Kindle in thy heart the flame of love.
In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.
Be silent. That heart speaks without tongue or lips.
I should sell my tongue and buy a thousand ears when that One steps near and begins to speak.
Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.
There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.
Keep walking, though there's no place to get to. Don't try to see through the distances. That's not for human beings. Move within, But don't move the way fear makes you move.
When you are everywhere, you are nowhere. When you are somewhere, you are everywhere.
Lovers find secret places inside this violent world where they make transactions with beauty.
The light which shines in the eye is really the light of the heart.
The light which shines in the eye is really the light of the heart.. The light which fills the heart is the light of God, which is pure and separate from the light of intellect and sense.
How far is the light of the moon from the moon? How far is the taste of candy from the lip?
Ecstatic Love is an ocean, and the Milky Way is a flake of foam floating on it.
A circle of lovely, quiet people becomes the ring on my finger.
Sorrows are the rags of old clothes and jackets that serve to cover, and then are taken off. That undressing, and the beautiful naked body underneath, is the sweetness that comes after grief.
Love is a river. Drink from it.
Bathe in the splendor of your own Light.
Give up to grace. The ocean takes care of each wave 'til it gets to shore. You need more help than you know.
There is a force within that gives you life. Seek that.
Actually, your soul and mine are the same. We appear and disappear with each other.
Lightning, your presence from ground to sky, no one knows what becomes of me, when you take me so quickly.
Trade your cleverness for bewilderment.
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you.
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
Sell your presence and purchase bewilderment.
Love is fearless in the midst
of the sea of fear.
How often are treasures unearthed beneath the comfort of your house? Treasures are rather always found lying among old ruins.
Know that a word suddenly shot from the tongue is like an arrow shot from the bow. Son, that arrow won't turn back on its way; you must damn the torrent at its source.
God has allowed some magical reversal to occur, so that you see the scorpion pit as an object of desire, and all the beautiful expanse around it as dangerous and swarming with snakes.
There cannot be self-restraint in the absence of desire: when there is no adversary, what avails thy courage? Hark, do not castrate thyself, do not become a monk: chastity depends on the existence of lust.
Soul receives from soul that knowledge, therefore not by book nor from tongue. If knowledge of mysteries come after emptiness of mind, that is illumination of heart.
From the Distance You only See My Light; Come closer and You will Know that I Am You.
Purify your eyes, and see the pure world. Your life will fill with radiant forms.
Purify yourself from the attributes of self, so that you may see your own pure, untarnished essence.
In the sea of love, I melt like salt Faith, Doubt -- they both dissolve. A star is opening in my heart . The worlds turn in it.
Don't see yourself as a body of clay; See yourself as a mirror reflecting the divine beauty.
If it is bread that you seek, you will have bread.
If it is the soul you seek, you will find the soul.
If you understand this secret, you know you are that which you seek.
If you want the moon, do not hide at night. If you want a rose, do not run from the thorns. If you want love, do not hide from yourself.
Dive today from the cliff of what you know into what you can't know.
As for us, He has appointed the job of permanent unemployment. If he wanted us to work, after all, He would not have created this wine. With a skinfull of this, Sir, would you rush out to commit economics?
Trade your cleverness for bewilderment.
The quieter we become, the more we can hear.
With each passing moment, a Soul sets off to find Itself.
When setting out on a journey do not seek advice from someone who never left home.
If you become a helper of hearts, springs of wisdom will flow from your heart.
You are more valuable than both heaven and earth.
What else can I say?
You don't know your own worth.
Outer eyes are the inner eyes' reflection,
For outer eyes are under their direction..
Be relentless in your looking, because you are the one you seek.
Your worst enemy is hiding within yourself, and that enemy is your nafs or false ego.
No better love than love with no objective, no more satisfying work than work with no purpose. If you could give up tricks and cleverness, that would be the cleverest trick!
I can sense your presence in my Heart although you belong to all the world.
Do not leave me, hide in my heart like a secret, wind around my head like a turban. "I come and go as I please," you say, "swift as a heartbeat." You can tease me as much as you like but never leave me.
Love is a tree; and lovers are its shade.
Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling understand each other.
Keep digging your well. Water is there somewhere.
Open the window of your heart and let the Spirit speak.
Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.
Be silent, only the hand of God can remove the burdens of your heart.
I died from a mineral and plant became, Died from the plant, took a sentient frame; Died from the beast, donned a human dress -- When by my dying did I ever grow less.
A Breath of love can take you all the way to infinity.
So wild flowers will come up where you are.
You have been stony for too many years.
Try something different.
The interpretation that makes you ardent and hopeful and active and reverent is the true one.
Contain all human faces in your own without any judgment of them.
When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease, then leave him who will not be cured, and tell your story to someone who seeks the truth.
Know that the mirror of the heart is boundless... Here, opinions become silent, otherwise they will lead you into errors... for the heart is sacred -- even more the heart is sacredness itself.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
There is another language beyond language, another place beyond heaven and hell.
Precious gems come from another mine, the heart draws light from another source.
In the middle of my heart, a star appeared, and the seven heavens were lost in its brilliance.
Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear.
I do not know who lives here in my chest, or why the smile comes. I am not myself, more the bare green knob of a rose that lost every leaf and petal to the morning wind.
No longer a stranger, you listen all day to these crazy love-words. Like a bee you fill hundreds of homes with honey, though yours is a long flight from here.
Show me anger and I will show you 'Hurt.' Show me hurt and I will show you 'Love.' Peel the layers if you care!
Love is such a vast sea, it has neither edges nor ends nor corners.
You have escaped the cage. Your wings are stretched out. Now fly.
Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed.
World power means nothing. Only the unsayable, jeweled inner life matters.
No more words. In the name of this place we drink with our breathing, stay quiet like a flower. So the nightbirds will start singing.
Your legs will get heavy and tired. Then comes a moment of feeling the wings you've grown, lifting.
A little while alone in your room
will prove more valuable than anything else
that could ever be given you.
Carry the burden smilingly and cheerfully, because patience is the key to victory.
Love means to reach for the sky
and with every breath to tear a
hundred veils. Love means to step
away from the ego, to open the eyes
of inner vision and not to take this
world so seriously.
Practice patience; it is the essence of praise. Have patience, for that is true worship. No other worship is worth as much. Have patience; patience is the key to all relief.
Mount the stallion of love and do not fear the path, love's stallion knows the way exactly. With one leap, Love's horse will carry you home.
In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.
The ground submits to the sky and suffers whatever comes. Tell me, is the Earth worse for giving in like that?
A pure heart, open to the Light, will be filled with the elixir of Truth.
Because I cannot sleep I make music in the night.
I can heal a broken heart with a smile.
Love is an open secret, the most obvious thing in the world and the most hidden, with no why to how it keeps its mystery.
No prayer is complete without presence.
Love calls -- everywhere and always. We're sky bound. Are you coming?
On this path let the heart be your guide.
I am bewildered by the magnificence of your beauty; and wish to see you with a hundred eyes ... I am in the house of mercy, and my heart is a place of prayer.
I've brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and remember me.
If you are wholly perplexed and in straits, have patience, for patience is the key to joy.
Beauty and Love are as body and soul.
Beauty is the mine, love is the diamond.
They have together since the beginning of time-
Side by side, step by step.
With passion pray. With passion make love. With passion eat and drink and dance and play. Why look like a dead fish in this ocean of God?
My boat strikes something deep. At first sounds of silence, waves. Nothing has happened; Or perhaps everything has happened. and I am sitting in my new life.
There is a light seed grain inside. You fill it with yourself, or it dies.
Look at me as many times as you wish,
but you won't get to know me!
Since you have last seen me,
I've changed a hundred times!
Don't seek the water; get thirst.
Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft, wasn't it first merely a thought and a quest?
Inside you there's an artist you don't know about… say yes quickly, if you know, if you've known it from before the beginning of the universe.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. In the depths there is a spring with all the water your heart is thirsty for.
There is a Soul within the Soul. Seek it out. There is a Treasure in your mountain. Seek it Out. A mystic in motion, if that's what you are, don't seek out there; seek inside.
Late, by myself, in the boat of myself, no light and no land anywhere, cloudcover thick. I try to stay just above the surface, yet I'm already under and living within the ocean.
Although you see the pit, you cannot avoid it.
Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest, and let the spirits fly in and out.
I am an ark in the swift flood of time, and my companions, a fellowship. Who throws in with us sails into light.
You are the fountain of the sun. I'm the shadow of a willow. You fall upon my forehead. I melt. You slip into my heart. It spills open. You surround me with such sweetness. I make it my home.
Sadness to me is the happiest time, When a shining city rises from the ruins of my drunken mind. Those times when I'm silent and still as the earth, The thunder of my roar is heard across the universe.
To Love is to be God.
Never will a Lover's chest
feel any sorrow.
Never will a Lover's robe
be touched by mortals.
Never will a Lover's body
be found buried in the earth.
To Love is to be God.
The illuminated life can happen now, in the moments left. Die to your ego, and become a True Human Being.
The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.
Fling me across the fabric of time and the seas of space. Make me nothing and from nothing-everything.
Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
A seeker of Truth looks beyond the apparent and contemplates the hidden.
If you yearn for holy felicity,
shed your arrogance and Become A Seeker Of Hearts.
There is someone who looks after us
from behind the curtain.
In truth we are not here, this is our shadow.
The Glance of Love is Crystal Clear.
Open to me, so that I may open.
Provide me your inspiration
So that I might see mine.
Fasting is the first principle of medicine.
Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself.
Love is cure,
Love is power,
Love is the magic of changes.
Love is the mirror, of divine beauty!
You are the mirror of divine beauty.
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.
True beauty is a ray That springs from the sacred depths of the soul, and illuminates the body, just as life springs from the kernel of a stone and gives colour and scent to a flower.
Just as the heart becomes carefree in a place of green, growing plants, goodwill and kindness are born when our souls enter happiness.
All is known in the sacredness of silence.
You knock at the door of Reality. You shake your thought wings, loosen your shoulders, and open.
If Light Is In Your Heart
You Will Find Your Way Home.
When something goes wrong, accuse yourself first. Even the wisdom of Plato or Solomon can wobble and go blind.
You are not one you are a Thousand. Just Light your Lantern.
The Ego is a veil between humans and God.
In prayer all are equal.
There is nothing outside of yourself, look within. Everything you want is there. You are That.
Disharmony prevails when you confuse
Lust with LOVE, while the distance
between the two is endless!
What you are seeking is also seeking you.
The hurt you embrace becomes joy.
The gates made of light swing open. You see in.
Dance when you're perfectly free.
My soul is my guide, for my soul is of that abode. I will not speak of the earthly. I am of the unknown.
You have mourned over others; now sit down for a while and weep over your own self.
We are tasting the taste of eternity this minute.
This discipline and rough treatment are a furnace to extract the silver from the dross. This testing purifies the gold by boiling the scum away.
The beginning of pride and hatred lies in worldly desire, and the strength of your desire if from habit. When an evil tendency becomes confirmed by habit, rage is triggered when anyone restrains you.
You erased my famine, unpicked my anger
Your energy charges my voice, it radiates my heart;
Now I am alive with the ore of words pouring
From my lips like molten lava glittering with joy.
Every rose that is sweet-scented within, That rose is telling of the secrets of the Universal.
When you eventually see through the veils to how things really are, you will keep saying again and again, this is certainly not like we thought it was.
Finding faults is for those with tired minds.
Students of cunning have consumed their hearts and learned only tricks; they've thrown away real riches: patience, self-sacrifice, generosity. Rich thought opens the way.
My dear heart, never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don't harbor bad thoughts, do not gossip and don't teach what you do not know.
I used to read the myths of love Now I have become the mythical lover.
I cannot sleep in your presence In your absence, tears prevent me you watch me my beloved on each sleepiness night and Only you see the difference.
Open your eyes, for this world is only a dream.
The intellectual quest, though fine as pearl or coral, is not the spiritual search. That spiritual search is on another level. Spiritual wine is a different substance.
The intellectual quest is exquisite like pearls and coral, But it is not the same as the spiritual quest. The spiritual quest is on another level altogether, Spiritual wine has a subtler taste. The intellect and the senses investigate cause and effect. The spiritual seeker surrenders to the wonder.
Angels dance only with You, Beloved and only before You do I bow in adoration. You may accept me or not but I will be at your feet forever.
I am part of the load not rightly balanced.
Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
Reality is blocked by form and image.
There is nothing I want but your Presence. In friendship, time dissolves.
Speak with the language of love.