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You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter...

Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. 15 more words


Keep turning...

A secret turning in us
makes the universe turn.
Head unaware of feet,
and feet head. Neither cares.
They keep turning.

– Mevlana Rumi rahimahu Llah –


The House of Love

Why is there always music in this house?
Ask the owner.

Idols inside the Kaaba?
God’s light in a pagan temple?

Here is a treasure this world could not contain. 259 more words

Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

– Jalal al-Din Rumi


"The child weaned from mother's milk..."


“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round
in another form. The child weaned from mother’s milk
now drinks wine and honey mixed.”


Rumi’s translator, Coleman Barks, calls the poem that begins with these lines “Unmarked Boxes.” It resonates.

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Those Conversations

Why do we need a guide?

“Choose a Pir, for without a Pir this journey is exceeding full of woe and affright and danger. Without an escort you are bewildered (even) on a road you have traveled many times: Do not, then, travel alone on a Way you have not seen at all, do not turn your head away from the Guide.

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