TOP 25 MOST INSPIRING RUMI QUOTES ON LIFE (of 100)

100 Inspirational Quotes and Saying From One of The Greatest Mystical Poets of All Time.

1.

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? 

— Rumi

 

2.

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. 

— Rumi

 

3.

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. 

— Rumi

 

4.

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! 

— Rumi

 

5.

Don’t put blankets over the drum! Open completely. Let your spirit ear listen to the green dome’s passionate murmur. 

— Rumi

 

6.

I’m dominated by Love, By my passion of love for Love. 

— Rumi

 

7.

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. 

— Rumi

 

8.

One drop of that ocean is Hope, and the rest is fear. 

— Rumi

 

9.

If you wish for light, Be ready to receive light. 

— Rumi

 

10.

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust. 

— Rumi

 

11.

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. 

— Rumi

 

12.

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. 

— Rumi

 

13.

I am burning. If anyone lacks tinder, let him set his rubbish ablaze with my fire. 

— Rumi

 

14.

Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon. 

— Rumi

 

15.

Don’t knock on any random door like a beggar. Reach your long hand out to another door, beyond where you go on the street, the street where everyone says, “How are you?” and no one says How aren’t you? 

— Rumi

 

16.

Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen! 

— Rumi

 

17.

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. 

— Rumi

 

18.

The heart is cooking a pot of food for you. Be patient until it is cooked. 

— Rumi

 

19.

What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout. 

— Rumi

 

20.

I found the Divine within my Heart. 

— Rumi

 

21.

Who says the eternal being does not exist? Who says the sun has gone out? Someone who climbs up on the roof and closes his eyes tight, and says, I don’t see anything. 

— Rumi

 

22.

Escape from the black cloud that surrounds you.
Then you will see your own light as radiant as the full moon. 

— Rumi

 

23.

Each moment contains a hundred messages from God. 

— Rumi

 

24.

IGNORANCE I didn’t know love would make me this crazy, with my eyes like the river Ceyhun carrying me in its rapids out to sea,where every bit of shattered boat sinks to the bottom. An alligator lifts its head and swallows the ocean, then the ocean floor becomes a desert covering the alligator in sand drifts. Changes do happen. I do not know how, or what remains of what has disappeared into the absolute. I hear so many stories and explanations, but I keep quiet, because I don’t know anything, and because something I swallowed in the ocean has made me completely content with ignorance. 

— Rumi

 

25.

You are not just the drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in the drop. 

— Rumi

 

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. — Rumi

 

Love Came….
and became like blood in my body.
It rushed through my veins and
encircled my Heart.

Everywhere I looked,
I saw One Thing….
Love’s Name written
on my limbs,
on my left palm,
on my forehead,
on the back of my neck,
on my right big toe…

Oh, my friend,
all that you see of me
is just a shell,
and the rest belongs to Love. — Rumi

 

Bitter your acts, bitter am I, Kindness your deeds, kindness am I, Pleasant and gentle, so you are, Fine honeyed lips and sweet talker. — Rumi

 

The unseen presence keeps saying to us,
‘You are Joy!’ — Rumi

 

Love is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end. Imagine, a suspended ocean, riding on a cushion of ancient secrets. — Rumi

 

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. — Rumi

 

Are you searching for your soul?
Then come out of your own prison. — Rumi

 

Wisdom is like the rain. Its source is limitless, but it comes down according to the season. — Rumi

 

There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into light. — Rumi

 

Your grief for what you’ve lost lifts a mirror up to where you’re bravely working. — Rumi

 

Dance until you shatter yourself. — Rumi

 

God picks up the reed-flute world and blows. Each note is a need coming through one of us, a passion, a longing pain. Remember the lips where the wind-breath originated, and let your note be clear. Don’t try to end it. Be your note. — Rumi

 

Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought! Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open? — Rumi

 

Truth lifts the heart, like water refreshes thirst. — Rumi

 

Ways of worshipping are not to be ranked as better or worse than one another… It’s all praise, and it’s all right. — Rumi

 

Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love. — Rumi

 

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. — Rumi

 

I am so close, I may look distant. — Rumi

 

Whether one moves
slowly or with speed,
the one who
is a seeker
will be a finder. — Rumi

 

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. — Rumi

 

We are the Sun with all the different
kinds of Light. — Rumi

 

There is a way between voice and presence, where information flows. In disciplined silence it opens; with wandering talk it closes. — Rumi

 

The lover never despairs.
For a committed heart everything is possible. — Rumi

 

If someone asks,
But what is Love?
Answer,
Dissolving the will. — Rumi

 

The world is a mountain, in which your words are echoed back to you. — Rumi

 

The wealth within you, your essence, is your kingdom. — Rumi

 

Bathe in the splendor of your own Light. — Rumi

 

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

 

Soul of all souls, life of all life – you are That.
Seen and unseen, moving and unmoving – you are That. — Rumi

 

I am the glorious sun, the ocean laden with pearls. Within my heart is the grandeur of heaven. — Rumi

 

No prayer is complete without presence. — Rumi

 

You can accomplish a hundred other things but if you do not accomplish the one thing for which you have been sent, it will be as if you have done nothing. — Rumi

 

Stop, open up, surrender the beloved blind silence.
Stay there until you see you’re looking at the light
with infinite eyes. — Rumi

 

Be silent. That heart speaks without tongue or lips. — Rumi

 

Just as the heart becomes carefree in a place of green, growing plants, goodwill and kindness are born when our souls enter happiness. — Rumi

 

Listen to the sound of waves within you. — Rumi

 

What a piece of bread looks like depends on whether you are hungry or not. — Rumi

 

If you look too closely at the form, you miss the Essence. — Rumi

 

When setting out on a journey do not seek advice from someone who never left home.
The sky will bow down to your beauty, if you do. — Rumi

 

If reason dominates in man, he rises higher than angels. If lust overpowers man, he descends lower than the beast. — Rumi

 

When the light returns to its source, it takes nothing of what it has illuminated. — Rumi

 

With life as short as a half-taken breath, don’t plant anything but love. — Rumi

 

You are the soul of the soul of the universe, and your name is Love. — Rumi

 

Every moment, a voice, out of this world, calls on our soul, to wake up and rise. — Rumi

 

Rush out in the rain to be soaked with the sky. — Rumi

 

I can sense your presence in my Heart although you belong to all the world. — Rumi

 

I will be waiting here…. For your silence to break, For your soul to shake, For your love to wake! — Rumi

 

World power means nothing. Only the unsayable, jeweled inner life matters. — Rumi

 

In the middle of my heart, a star appeared, and the seven heavens were lost in its brilliance. — Rumi

 

Embark on the journey of LOVE. It takes you from yourself to yourself. — Rumi

 

I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways. — Rumi

 

The breath of the flute player: does it belong to the flute? — Rumi

 

Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you. — Rumi

 

The universe and the light of the stars come through me. — Rumi

 

Peaceful is the one who is not concerned with having more or less. — Rumi

 

Love is from the infinite, and will remain until eternity. The seeker of love escapes the chains of birth and death. Tomorrow, when resurrection comes, The heart that is not in love will fail the test. — Rumi

 

As you live Deeper in the Heart, the Mirror gets clearer and cleaner. — Rumi

 

O Love, O pure deep Love, be here, be now, be all… — Rumi

 

Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. — Rumi

 

Snake’s poison is life to the snake; it is in relation to man that it means “death. — Rumi

 

Respond to every call that excites your spirit. — Rumi

 

A true Lover is proved such by his pain of Heart!
No sickness is there like sickness of Heart!!! — Rumi

 

Whoever is loved is beautiful, but the opposite is not true, that whoever is beautiful is loved. — Rumi

 

Go back, go back to sleep. Yes, you are allowed. You who have no Love in your heart, you can go back to sleep. The power of Love is exclusive to us, you can go back to sleep. I have been burnt by the fire of Love. You who have no such yearning in your heart, go back to sleep. The path of Love, has seventy-two folds and countless facets. Your love and religion is all about deceit, control and hypocrisy, go back to sleep. I have torn to pieces my robe of speech, and have let go of the desire to converse. You who are not naked yet, you can go back to sleep. — Rumi

 

No one knows what makes the soul wake up so happy! Maybe a dawn breeze has blown the veil from the face of God. — Rumi

 

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, sufi, or zen. Not any religion or cultural system. I am not from the East or the West, not out of the ocean or up from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements at all. I do not exist, am not an entity in this world or the next, did not descend from Adam or Eve or any origin story. My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body or soul. I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know, first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing human being. — Rumi

 

The lion who breaks the enemy’s ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself. — Rumi

 

What you have despised in yourself
as a thorn opens into a rose. — Rumi

 

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you. — Rumi

 

The leaf of every tree brings a message from the unseen world. Look, every falling leaf is a blessing. — Rumi

 

To praise is to praise how one surrenders to the emptiness. — Rumi

 

A wealth you cannot imagine flows through you. — Rumi

 

Let your Teacher be Love itself. — Rumi

 

I wonder from these thousand of “me’s”, which one am I? Listen to my cry, do not drown my voice I am completely filled with the thought of you. Don’t lay broken glass on my path I will crush it into dust. I am nothing, just a mirror in the palm of your hand, reflecting your kindness, your sadness, your anger. If you were a blade of grass or a tiny flower I will pitch my tent in your shadow. Only your presence revives my withered heart. You are the candle that lights the whole world and I am an empty vessel for your light. — Rumi

 

When a man makes up a story for his child, he becomes a father and a child together, listening. — Rumi

 

What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs. — Rumi

 

On this path let the heart be your guide. — Rumi

 

Of all you see, only love is infinite. — Rumi

 

Beyond what we wish
and what we fear may happen
we have another life,
as clear and free as a mountain stream. — Rumi

 

Yesterday is gone and took away its tale.
Today we must live a fresh story again. — Rumi

 

Giving thanks for abundance is sweeter than the abundance itself… — Rumi

 

I was dead, then alive. Weeping, then laughing. The power of love came into me, and I became fierce like a lion, then tender like the evening star. — Rumi

 

And so it is, that both the Devil and the angelic Spirit present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice. — Rumi

 

It is as if a king had sent you to a country to carry out one special, specific task. You go to the country and you perform a hundred other tasks, but if you have not performed the task you were sent for, it is as if you have done nothing at all. So people have come into the world for particular tasks, and that is our purpose. If we don’t perform it, we will have done nothing. — Rumi

 

The miracle of Jesus is himself, not what he said or did. — Rumi

 

If your heart isn’t yet illumined
Be awake always, be a seeker of the heart,
Be at war continually with your carnal soul.
But if your heart is already awakened,
Sleep peacefully, sleep in the arms of Love. — Rumi

 

people want you to be happy, don’t keep serving them your pain. — Rumi

 

Everything that you want, you are already that. — Rumi

 

What a relief to be empty! Then God can live your life. — Rumi

 

You are an ocean in a drop of dew, all the universes in a thin sack of blood. What are these pleasures then, these joys, these worlds that you keep reaching for, hoping they will make you more alive? — Rumi

 

Your task?
To work with all the passion of your being to acquire an inner light. — Rumi

 

The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire. — Rumi

 

Remember God so much that you are forgotten. Let the caller and the called disappear; be lost in the Call. — Rumi

 

Poems are rough notations for the music we are. — Rumi

 

There’s no one with intelligence in this town except that man over there playing with the children, the one riding the stick horse. He has keen, fiery insight and vast dignity like the night sky, but he conceals it in the madness of child’s play. — Rumi

 

There is no room for hypocrisy. Why use bitter soup for healing when sweet water is everywhere? — Rumi

 

Enough of these phrases, conceit and metaphors,
I want burning, burning, burning. — Rumi

 

God (in His mercy) accepts false coin. — Rumi

 

I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is my temple. — Rumi

 

Love risks everything and asks for nothing. — Rumi

 

Carry your baggage towards silence , when you seek the signs of the way. — Rumi

 

If you are wholly perplexed and in straits, have patience, for patience is the key to joy. — Rumi

 

Love is language that cannot be said, or heard. — Rumi

 

A secret freedom opens through a crevice you can barely see. — Rumi

 

My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. My heart is expanding a thousand fold. — Rumi

 

Knowest thou not the beauty of thine own face? Quit this temper that leads thee to war with thyself. — Rumi

 

Treasure is stored in the ruined places.
Do not break the hearts of the poor
and heartbroken people. — Rumi

 

Love is the house of God and you are living in that house. — Rumi

 

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. — Rumi

 

Paradise is surrounded by what we dislike; the fires of hell are surrounded by what we desire. — Rumi

 

Since in order to speak, one must first listen, learn to speak by listening. — Rumi

 

You already have the precious mixture that will make you well. Use it.   — Rumi

 

Come sit with me! Let us drink the holy wine of happiness. — Rumi

 

Open your hands if you want to be held. — Rumi

 

When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music. — Rumi

 

There is a light seed grain inside. You fill it with yourself, or it dies. — Rumi

 

There is no salvation for the soul but to fall in Love. Only lovers can escape out of these two worlds. This was ordained in creation. Only from the heart can you reach the sky: The Rose of Glory can grow only from the heart. — Rumi

 

Submit to love without thinking. — Rumi

 

When love itself comes to kiss you, don’t hold back! — Rumi

 

Speak with the language of love. — Rumi

 

We often need to be refreshed. — Rumi

 

Smiles come best from those who weep. — Rumi

 

Silence
is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don’t walk
into the language-river. Listen to the ocean,
and bring your talky business to an end Traditional words are just babbling
in that presence, and babbling is a substitute
for sight. — Rumi

 

Lightning, your presence from ground to sky, no one knows what becomes of me, when you take me so quickly. — Rumi

 

Who gets up early to discover the moment light begins? — Rumi

 

Your legs will get heavy and tired. Then comes a moment of feeling the wings you’ve grown, lifting. — Rumi

 

And if you are a rose, I am rose-shadow. — Rumi

 

I turn all thorn then, but you come back again and make my thorniness fragrant and pink and petaled. — Rumi

 

Try another way of looking. Try you looking and the whole universe seeing. — Rumi

 

They try to say what you are, spiritual or sexual? They wonder about Solomon and all his wives. In the body of the world, they say, there is a soul and you are that. But we have ways within each other that will never be said by anyone. — Rumi

 

All my feelings have the color you desire to paint. — Rumi

 

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. — Rumi

 

For sixty years I have been forgetful every minute, but not for a second has this flowing toward me stopped or slowed. — Rumi

 

I should be suspicious of what I want. — Rumi

 

Wherever water flows, life flourishes:
wherever tears fall, Divine mercy is shown. — Rumi

 

Don’t be fooled by my beauty –
the light of my face
comes from the candle of my spirit. — Rumi

 

The whole business of love is to drown in the sea. — Rumi

 

If you love someone, you are always joined with them–in joy, in absence, in solitude, in strife. — Rumi

 

I will find new meaning in every joy and sorrow. — Rumi

 

There is a window from one heart to another heart. — Rumi

 

It is Love that holds everything together, and it is the everything also. — Rumi

 

I want a trouble-maker for a lover, Blood spiller, blood drinker, a heart of flame, Who quarrels with the sky and fights with fate, Who burns like fire on the rushing sea. — Rumi

 

Love is the water of life, jump into this water. — Rumi

 

Live in the opening where
there is no door to hide behind. — Rumi

 

Forget every touch or sound that did not teach you how to dance. — Rumi

 

Prayer clears the mist
and brings back peace to the Soul… — Rumi

 

Be with those who help your being. Don’t sit with indifferent people, whose breath comes cold out of their mouths. — Rumi

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