Tag Archives: Rumi

“The New Rule” by Rumi

It’s the old rule that drunks have to argue and get into fights. The lover is just as bad. He falls into a hole. But down in that hole he finds something shining, worth more than any amount of money … Continue reading

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Mawlid and Rumi

Today is the day celebrated as the birth of Muhammad (born 1,444 years ago), a holiday known as Mawlid, observed on the 12th day of the third month of the Islamic calendar, Rabi al-awwal. Celebrations, often more like carnivals in … Continue reading

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“Shadow and Light Source Both” by Rumi

How does a part of the world leave the world? How does wetness leave water? Dont’ try to put out fire by throwing on more fire! Don’t wash a wound with blood. No matter how fast you run, your shadow … Continue reading

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How a human being can change

This is how a human being can change: there’s a worm addicted to eating grape leaves. xxxxxSuddenly, he wakes up, call it grace, whatever, something wakes him, and he’s no longer a worm. xxxxxHe’s the entire vineyard, and the orchard too, … Continue reading

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The Guest House by Jelalludin Rumi

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who … Continue reading

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