100 Quotes on Love and Transformation From the Mystical Poems of Rumi.

Love is our steady guide on this road full of hardships.” 

— Rumi


Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. 

— Rumi


Concentrate on the Essence, concentrate on the Light. 

— Rumi


You know what love is?
It is all kindness, generosity. 

— Rumi


In the silence of LOVE you will find the Spark of LIFE. 

— Rumi


We can’t find the truth listening to our own voice’s echo. We can find ourselves only in someone’s mirror.” 

— Rumi


How do I know who I am or where I am? How could a single wave locate itself in an ocean. 

— Rumi


In things spiritual, there is no partition, no number, no individuals. How sweet is the oneness-unearth the treasure of Unity. 

— Rumi


When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it. 

— Rumi


This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden.” 

— Rumi


How should Spring bring forth a garden on hard stone? Become earth, that you may grow flowers of many colors. For you have been heart-breaking rock. Once, for the sake of experiment, be earth! 

— Rumi


Where the lips are silent the heart has a thousand tongues. 

— Rumi


If you yearn for holy felicity,
shed your arrogance and Become A Seeker Of Hearts. 

— Rumi


We all face death in the end. But on the way, be careful never to hurt a human heart! 

— Rumi


Every rose that is sweet-scented within, That rose is telling of the secrets of the Universal. 

— Rumi


In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves. 

— Rumi


You’ve come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don’t know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky. 

— Rumi


I will soothe you and heal you, I will bring you roses. I too have been covered with thorns. 

— Rumi


Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure. 

— Rumi


A woman is a mystery to guide a wise and open man. 

— Rumi


The Heart is like a candle,
longing to be lit! 

— Rumi


Whatever pearl you seek, look for the pearl within the pearl! 

— Rumi


Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.” 

— Rumi


Don’t you know yet? It is your Light that lights the worlds. 

— Rumi


Don’t see yourself as a body of clay; See yourself as a mirror reflecting the divine beauty. 

— Rumi




Give yourself a kiss. If you want to hold the beautiful one, hold yourself. — Rumi


You are as you are,
an indescribable message on the air. — Rumi


Try something different. Surrender. — Rumi


Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given the door with open. — Rumi


The testing of good and bad is in order that the gold may boil and bring the scum to the top. — Rumi


We are all bathed in the same light. — Rumi


Keep silent, because the world of silence is a vast fullness. — Rumi


The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground. — Rumi


Whatever you know, or don’t – only Love is real. — Rumi


Physical existence is so cramped.We grow old and bent over like embryos.Nine months passes;it is time to be born. The lamb wants to graze green daylight. There are ways of being born twice,of coming to where you fly,not individually like birds, but as the sun moves with his bride,sincerity. — Rumi


I was there in the beginning and I was the spirit of love. — Rumi


I am iron resisting the most enormous magnet there is. — Rumi


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. — Rumi


Those who don’t feel this love pulling them like a river, those who don’t drink dawn like a cup of springwater or take in sunset like a supper, those who don’t want to change, let them sleep. — Rumi


You are not one you are a Thousand. Just Light your Lantern. — Rumi


Be like a river in generosity and giving help. Be like a sun in tenderness and pity. Be like night when covering other’s faults. Be like a dead when furious and angry. Be like earth in modesty and humbleness. Be like a sea in tolerance. Be as you are or as you look like. — Rumi


Joy lives concealed in grief. — Rumi


You knock at the door of Reality. You shake your thought wings, loosen your shoulders, and open. — Rumi


Close both eyes to see with the other eye. — Rumi


The only way to measure a lover
is by the grandeur of the beloved. — Rumi


When I say the word You, I mean
a hundred universes. — Rumi


To Love is to reach God. — Rumi


When inward tenderness finds the secret hurt,
pain itself will crack the rock and Ah!
Let the soul emerge… — Rumi


We are born of love. Love is our mother. — Rumi


I have found the heart and will never leave This house of light. — Rumi


Drink from the presence of saints, not from those other jars. — Rumi


He alone has the right to break, for He alone has the power to mend. — Rumi


Now is the time to unite the Soul and the world. — Rumi


Enough of words. Come to me without a sound. — Rumi


There is an unseen sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness. We are lutes. When the sound box is filled, no music can come forth. When the brain and the belly burn from fasting, every moment a new song rises out of the fire. The mists clear, and a new vitality makes you spring up the steps before you… — Rumi


On the way there is no harder pass than this: fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion. — Rumi


Nothing is meaningful except surrendering to love. Do it. — Rumi


The world is like a courtroom, with God as our judge. We are called upon to fulfill our covenant with God, who asked, “Am I not your Lord?” To which we answered, “Yea.” And since here on earth we are on trial, our every word and action form the witness to and the evidence of that agreement. — Rumi


Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. — Rumi


The miracle of Jesus is himself, not what he said or did about the future. Forget the future. I’d worship someone who could do that. — Rumi


When one sense perceives the hidden, the invisible world becomes apparent to the whole. — Rumi


Seek the sound that never ceases. Seek the sun that never sets. — Rumi


I am in the House of Mercy, and my heart is a place of prayer. — Rumi


Go my friend
bestow your love
even on your enemies
if you touch their hearts
what do you think will happen. — Rumi


Join the community of saints and know the delight of your own Soul. Enter the ruins of your Heart and Learn the Meaning of Humility. — Rumi


Let us put away our blinders and answer the call to Joy. — Rumi


Botha swimmer and a drowned man are in the water; the latter is borne by the water and controlled by it, while the swimmer is borne along by his own power and of his own volition. Every movement made by the drowned man – indeed, every act and word that issue from him – comes from the water, not from him… The saints are like this. They have died before death. — Rumi


Do good to the people for the sake of God or for the peace of your own soul that you may always see what is pure and save your Heart from the darkness of hate. — Rumi


Be kind and honest, and harmful poisons will turn sweet inside you. — Rumi


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. — Rumi


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. — Rumi


You have Within you more love than you could ever understand. — Rumi


You and I have spoken all these words, but for the way we have to go,words are no preparation. I have one small drop of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean. — Rumi


The source is within you. And this whole world is springing up from it. — Rumi


The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. — Rumi


You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? — Rumi


We are pain and what cures pain, both. We are the sweet cold water and the jar that pours. I want to hold you close like a lute, so that we can cry out with loving. Would you rather throw stones at a mirror? I am your mirror and here are the stones. — Rumi


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. — Rumi


Woman is the light of God. — Rumi


Dive today from the cliff of what you know into what you can’t know. — Rumi


If you put your soul against the oar with me, the power that made the universe will enter your sinew from a source not outside of your limbs, but from a holy realm that lives within us. — Rumi


Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings. — Rumi


Every object, every being… is a jar full of delight. — Rumi


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. — Rumi


I have no companion but Love, no beginning, no end, no dawn. The Soul calls from within me: ‘You, ignorant of the way of Love, set Me free.’ — Rumi


Flowers every night Blossom in the sky; Peace in the Infinite, At peace am I. — Rumi


I am yours. Don’t give myself back to me. — Rumi


Awe is the salve that will heal our eyes. — Rumi


When your heart becomes the grave of your secrets, that desire of yours will be gained more quickly. The prophet said that anyone who keeps secret his inmost thought will soon attain the object of his desire. When seeds are buried in the earth, their inward secrets become the flourishing garden. — Rumi


We cannot steal the fire. We must enter it. — Rumi


The world is a mirror, an imaging of Love’s perfection. — Rumi


Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest, and let the spirits fly in and out. — Rumi


The agony of lovers burns with the fire of passion. Lovers leave traces of where they’ve been. The wailing of broken hearts is the doorway to God. — Rumi


Both light and shadow are the dance of Love. — Rumi


Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction. — Rumi


Water the fruit trees and don’t water the thorns. — Rumi


Apparently two, but one in soul, you and I… — Rumi


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. — Rumi


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. — Rumi


Life s picture is constantly undergoing change. The spirit beholds a new world every moment. — Rumi


Whoever gives reverence receives reverence. — Rumi


People who repress desires often turn, suddenly, into hypocrites. — Rumi


Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven. — Rumi


I merged so completely with love, and was so fused,
that I became Love and Love became me. — Rumi


Submit to love without thinking,
as the sun rose this morning
recklessly extinguishing
our star-candle minds. — Rumi


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. — Rumi


Remember God so much that you are forgotten. — Rumi


Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. — Rumi


Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don’t walk into the river. Listen to the ocean. — Rumi


Even though you’re not equipped, keep searching: equipment isn’t necessary on the way to the Lord. — Rumi


I want a heart which is split, part by part, because of the pain of separation from God, so that I might explain my longing and complaint to it. — Rumi


There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life.
There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine.
O traveller, if you are in search of that
Don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek that. — Rumi


Your earthly lover can be charming and coquettish but never very faithful. The true lover is the one who on your final day opens a thousand doors. — Rumi


Is it really so that the one I love is everywhere? — Rumi


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. — Rumi


The rose does best as a rose. Lilies make the best lilies. And look! You – the best you around! — Rumi


You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. — Rumi


Friendship of the wise is good; a wise enemy is better than a foolish friend. — Rumi


Once you conquer your selfish self, all your darkness will change to light. — Rumi


Since you are not a prophet, follow the way taught by prophets.
Since you are not a king, be a loyal subject to The King.
Since you are not a captain, do not take the helm of the ship.
Since you do not possess every skill, have partners in your business.
Be as pliant as dough in the hands of others, that you may rise well. — Rumi


Give your life to the one who already owns your breath and your moments. — Rumi


Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. — Rumi


Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. — Rumi


Tis easy to break an idol, very easy: to regard the self as easy to subdue is folly, folly. — Rumi


The fault is in the one who blames. Spirit sees nothing to criticize. — Rumi


For the water animals, the ocean is like a garden; for the land animals, it is death and pain. — Rumi


There is an original inside me. — Rumi


Know that the outward form passes away, but the world of reality remains forever. How long will you play at loving the shape of the jug? Leave the jug; go, seek the water! — Rumi


Because the Beloved wants to know, unseen things become manifest. Hiding is the hidden purpose of creation. — Rumi


I have put duality away. I have seen the two worlds are one. — Rumi


Intellect in its effort to explain Love got stuck in the mud like an ass. Love alone could explain love and loving. — Rumi


My religion is to be alive from LOVE. — Rumi


But learn this custom from the flower: silence your tongue. — Rumi


If you want money more than anything, you’ll be bought and sold. If you have a greed for food, you’ll be a loaf of bread. This is a subtle truth: Whatever you love, you are. — Rumi


There’s nothing left of me.
I’m like a ruby held up to the sunrise.
Is it still a stone, or a world
made of redness? It has no resistance
to sunlight. — Rumi


My longing for you keeps me in this moment My passion gives me courage. — Rumi


The work of magic is this, that it breathes and at every breath transforms realities. — Rumi


In the Friend-place nothing true can be said. Let Me Just Be Here. — Rumi


Love is the soul’s light, the taste of morning, no me, no we, no claim of being. — Rumi


Seek passion, seek passion, seek passion! — Rumi


Humble yourself, you’ll grow greater than the world.Your Self will be revealed to you, without you. — Rumi


When you see the setting, wait for the rising. Why worry about a sunset or a fading moon? — Rumi


Iron was black and sheenless, but cleansing and polishing washed away its blackness. — Rumi


You wander from room to room Hunting for the diamond necklace That is already around your neck! — Rumi


That moon which the sky never saw even in dreams has risen again. — Rumi


The middle path is the way to wisdom. — Rumi


At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I’ll sit up and sing. — Rumi


The soul: a wide listening sky with thousands of candles. — Rumi


Don’t grieve for what doesn’t come. Some things that don’t happen keep disasters from happening. — Rumi


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. — Rumi


Work in the invisible world at least as hard as you do in the visible. — Rumi


There’s a hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness. We are lutes, no more, no less. If the soundbox is stuffed full of anything, no music…. When you’re full of food and drink, Satan sits where your spirit should…. — Rumi


He is a letter to everyone. You open it. It says, Live. — Rumi


Love is a madman, working his wild schemes, tearing off his clothes, running through the mountains…. — Rumi


That hurt we embrace becomes joy. Call it to your arms where it can change. — Rumi


Inside of us, there’s a continual autumn. Our leaves fall and are blown out over the water. — Rumi


Open to me, so that I may open.
Provide me your inspiration
So that I might see mine. — Rumi


There is none dwelling in the house but God. When a man is awakened he melts and perishes. — Rumi


Quit acting like a wolf, and feel the shepherd’s love filling you. — Rumi


Come on sweetheart let’s adore one another before there is no more of you and me. — Rumi


I used to read the myths of love Now I have become the mythical lover. — Rumi


It is Love and the Lover that live eternally –
Don’t lend your heart to anything else; all else is borrowed. — Rumi


From the Distance You only See My Light; Come closer and You will Know that I Am You. — Rumi


To find the Beloved, you must become the Beloved. — Rumi


We are even higher than the heavens, we are greater than angels; Why should we not transcend both? Our lodging-place is Majesty. — Rumi


This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. Welcome and entertain them all! — Rumi


Your radiance shines
in every atom of creation
yet our petty desires keep it hidden. — Rumi


Inside a Lover’s Heart,there’s another world,and yet another. — Rumi


Behind every atom of this world hides an infinite Universe. — Rumi


You must ask for what you really want. — Rumi


I lost everything i have, found myself. — Rumi


The moon has become a dancer
at this festival of LOVE. — Rumi


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. — Rumi


Close the language-door,
and open the love-window. — Rumi


I can heal a broken heart with a smile. — Rumi