Moving Water by Rumi

Rumi

Rumi

Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.Everyone have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy. Rumi’s importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. He has been described as the “most popular poet in America” and the “best selling poet in the US”.

Rumi’s works are written in Persian and his Mathnawi remains one of the purest literary glories of Persia, and one of the crowning glories of the Persian language.

The words of Rumi are so deep, so perfect, so touching, that when one man repeats them hundreds and thousands of people are moved to tears. They cannot help penetrating the heart.

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When you do things from your soul, you feel a river
moving in you, a joy.

When actions come from another section, the feeling
disappears.

Don’t let others lead you. They may be blind or, worse, vultures.

Reach for the rope of God. And what is that? Putting aside self-will.

Because of willfulness people sit in jail, the trapped bird’s wings are tied,
fish sizzle in the skillet.

The anger of police is willfulness. You’ve seen a magistrate
inflict visible punishment.

Now see the invisible. If you could leave your selfishness, you
would see how you’ve been torturing your soul. We are born and live inside black water in a well.

How could we know what an open field of sunlight is?

Don’t insist on going where you think you want to go. Ask the way to the spring. Your living pieces will form a harmony.

There is a moving palace that floats in the air with balconies and clear water flowing through, infinity everywhere, yet contained under a single tent.

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See Also:
Rumi

Love Letters in the Sand Some Quotes of Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran on pain

kahlil Gibran on Children

Kahlil Gibran on love

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About the alchemist

Out beyond ideas of wrong doing 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. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense. ~Rumi
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8 Responses to Moving Water by Rumi

  1. Great post l enjoyed reading.l love the old Persian poet like Omar Al Khiam and other Arab poets.Greetings.Jalal

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  3. Silence is the language of God, / all else is poor translation – Rumi.

  4. Reblogged this on #integridad and commented:
    The Alchemist is a blog I heartily recommend – full of #Integridad. The articles are focussed on the positive, beautiful works of incredible teachers and scholars like Rumi, Confucious and Khalil Gibran. Bring some #Integridad into your life with this lovely blog.

  5. Mike Dixon says:

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.

  6. If only more people read Rumi!

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