Rumi

It is said that God's light comes from six directions.
"From where?" asks the crowd, turning left and right.
If only you could look neither way for a moment.

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Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.”

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You have no idea how hard I've looked
for a gift to bring You.
Nothing seemed right.
What's the point of bringing gold to
the gold mine, or water to the ocean.
Everything I came up with was like
taking spices to the Orient.
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.

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Be like melting snow, wash yourself of yourself.

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If you wish to shine like day, burn up the night of self-existence.

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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.

*     *     *
You amuse me with Your touch
although I can’t see Your hands.

You have kissed me with tenderness
although I haven’t seen Your lips

You are hidden from me
But it is You who keeps me alive

I shall be happy
even for insults from You

I only ask that You
keep some attention on me.

*     *     *
If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it.
Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.

*     *     *
I saw grief drinking a cup of sorrow and called out, "It tastes sweet, does it not?" 
"You've caught me," grief answered, "and you've ruined my business. How can I sell sorrow, when you know it's a blessing?" 

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The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

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Happy is the one
who doesn't need to try
getting wealthy
or remaining poor
free from people
and worldly worries
a stranger to himself
free in every way.

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Respond to every call that excites your spirit.

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Only from the heart can you touch the sky.

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Love, the life-giving garden of this world.

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The truth of what you see
is written all over your face!

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Let silence take you to the core of life.

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If you dig a pit for others to fall into,
you will fall into it yourself.

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The real beloved is your beginning and your end.
When you find that one,
you'll no longer expect anything else.

*     *     *

Speak a new language so that
the world will be a new world.

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Watch the glow of God reflecting from my face.

*     *     *

If you wish mercy, show mercy to the weak.

*     *     *

Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives.

*     *     *

To Love is to reach God.

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Di waktu cinta Mu menyentuhku,
aku jadi mabuk, jadi gila,
hinggakan orang tak siuman
lari dariku.

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How much longer do I seek you, house by house, door to door?
How much longer, corner to corner, street by street?





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