Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.
Everything is soul and flowering.
Speak with the language of love.
Love alone can explain the mysteries of Love.
Pull the thorn of existence out of the heart! Fast! For when you do, you will see thousands of rose gardens in yourself.
If someone asks,
But what is Love?
Dissolving the will.
The way to heaven is within.
The way to heaven is within. Shake the wings of love -- when love's wings have become strong, there is no need to trouble about a ladder.
Only love itself can explain love and lovers.
Love is the vital core of the soul. And of all you see, only love is infinite.
Every rose that is sweet-scented within, That rose is telling of the secrets of the Universal.
Love is an emerald. Its brilliant light wards off dragons On this treacherous path.
Go to the well of deep Love inside each of Us.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Beauty surrounds us.
Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.
I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being.
Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.
Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
I learned that every mortal will taste death. But only some will taste life.
Travel brings power and love back into your life.
A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.
Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Silence gives answers.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Keep silent, because the world of silence is a vast fullness.
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.
Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.".
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you.
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
Woman is a ray of God. She is not that earthly beloved: she is creative, not created.
We are born of love; Love is our mother.
The way of love is not
a subtle argument.
The door there
Birds make great sky-circles
of their freedom.
How do they learn it?
They fall, and falling,
they're given wings.
You are so weak. Give up to grace.
The ocean takes care of each wave till it gets to shore.
You need more help than you know.
There is a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so hard they can't hope.
The hopers would feel slighted if they knew.
Oh sky, without me, do not change,
Oh moon, without me, do not shine;
Oh earth, without me, do not grow,
Oh time, without me, do not go.
...Oh, you cannot go, without me.
For without you, I swear, the town
Has become like a prison to me.
Distraction and the mountain
And the desert, all I desire.
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.
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.
Take someone who doesn't keep score,
who's not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing,
who has not the slightest interest even
in his own personality: he's free.
Love isn't the work of the tender and the gentle;
Love is the work of wrestlers.
The one who becomes a servant of lovers
is really a fortunate sovereign.
Don't ask anyone about Love; ask Love about Love.
Love is a cloud that scatters pearls.
The world's flattery and hypocrisy is a sweet morsel:
eat less of it, for it is full of fire.
Its fire is hidden while its taste is manifest,
but its smoke becomes visible in the end.
Like a sculptor, if necessary,
carve a friend out of stone.
Realize that your inner sight is blind
and try to see a treasure in everyone.
Let's get away from all the clever humans who put words in our mouth let's only say what our hearts desire.
There is a community of the spirit
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street,
and being the noise.
There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street and being the noise. Drink all your passion, and be a disgrace. Close both eyes to see with the other eye.
Purify yourself from the attributes of self, so that you may see your own pure, untarnished essence.
No more words. In the name of this place we drink with our breathing, stay quiet like a flower. So the nightbirds will start singing.
If you want the moon, do not hide at night. If you want a rose, do not run from the thorns. If you want love, do not hide from yourself.
Submit to love without thinking, as the sun rose this morning recklessly extinguishing our star-candle minds.
A servant wants to be rewarded for what he does. A lover wants only to be in love's presence, that ocean whose depth will never be known.
If you want something, release the wish, and let it light on its desire, completely free of the personal.
If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.
Longing is the core of mystery. Longing itself brings the cure. The only rule is, suffer the pain. Your desires must be disciplined And what you want to happen in time, sacrificed.
When your love contracts in anger, the atmosphere itself feels threatening. But when you're expansive, no matter what the weather, you're in an open, windy field with friends.
A craftsman pulled a reed from the reedbed, cut holes in it, and called it a human being. Since then, it's been wailing a tender agony of parting, never mentioning the skill that gave it life as a flute.
Reason is powerless in the expression of love.
Reason is powerless in the expression of Love. Love alone is capable of revealing the truth of Love and being a Lover. The way of our prophets is the way of Truth. If you want to live, die in Love; die in Love if you want to remain alive.
Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you've been given the door with open.
I am an ark in the swift flood of time, and my companions, a fellowship. Who throws in with us sails into light.
Inside you there's an artist you don't know about… say yes quickly, if you know, if you've known it from before the beginning of the universe.
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.
The satiated person and the hungry one do not see the same thing when they look upon a loaf of bread.
The illuminated life can happen now, in the moments left. Die to your ego, and become a True Human Being.
There is someone who looks after us
from behind the curtain.
In truth we are not here, this is our shadow.
We came whirling out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust..
The stars made a circle, and in the middle, we dance.
People want you to be happy. Don't keep serving them your pain! If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.
In Silence there is eloquence.
In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.
How often are treasures unearthed beneath the comfort of your house? Treasures are rather always found lying among old ruins.
Fasting is the first principle of medicine.
Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself.
All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
Just as the heart becomes carefree in a place of green, growing plants, goodwill and kindness are born when our souls enter happiness.
If you follow the ways in which you were trained, which you may have inherited, for no other reason than this, you are illogical.
Poverty is not for the sake of hardship. No, it is there because nothing exists but Allah. Poverty unlocks the door -- what a blessed key!
We are even higher than the heavens, we are greater than angels; Why should we not transcend both? Our lodging-place is Majesty.
You know the value of every article of merchandise, but if you don't know the value of your own soul, it's all foolishness.
You are a volume in the divine book A mirror to the power that created the universe Whatever you want, ask it of yourself Whatever you're looking for can only be found Inside of you.
Run from what's comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I'll be mad.
There is no Love greater than Love with no object. For then you, yourself, have become love, itself.
As for us, He has appointed the job of permanent unemployment. If he wanted us to work, after all, He would not have created this wine. With a skinfull of this, Sir, would you rush out to commit economics?
Those of you who are scattered,
simplify your worrying lives. There is one
righteousness: Water the fruit trees,
and don't water the thorns.
I said, O Love, tell me this: Does the Lord know you are treating me this way? Love said to me, yes He does, just be totally… totally… silent.
And he misses her Like a wind starved sail He sits knowing what direction to go But the current keeps pulling him Down river.
Dear soul, don't set a high value on someone before they deserve it; You either lose them or ruin yourself...!
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.
Through love the devil becomes an angel.
Through love stones become soft as butter.
Through love grief is like delight.
Through love demons become the servants of God.
Looking at my life
I see that only Love
Has been my soul's companion
From deep inside
My soul cries out:
Do not wait, surrender
For the sake of Love.
So wild flowers will come up where you are.
You have been stony for too many years.
Try something different.
When something goes wrong, accuse yourself first. Even the wisdom of Plato or Solomon can wobble and go blind.
When someone is counting out gold for you, don't look at your hands, or the gold. Look at the giver.
Let your throat-song
be clear and strong enough to make an emperor fall full-length
suppliant, at the door.
Students of cunning have consumed their hearts and learned only tricks; they've thrown away real riches: patience, self-sacrifice, generosity. Rich thought opens the way.
You lack a foot to travel? Then journey into yourself -- that leads to transformation of dust into pure gold.
Lovers think they are looking for each other, but there is only one search: wandering This world is wandering that, both inside one transparent sky. In here there is no dogma and no heresy.
Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.
There are many languages in the world; in meaning all are the same. If you break the cups, water will be unified and will flow together.
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.
The moment an inspiring thought enters your heart, appreciate it as a dear guest visiting you that day.
Give up to grace. The ocean takes care of each wave 'til it gets to shore. You need more help than you know.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don't you? You feel the separation from the Beloved. Invite Him to fill you up, embrace the fire.
Listen, O drop, give yourself up without regret, and in exchange gain the Ocean.
Listen, O drop, give yourself up without regret, and in exchange gain the Ocean. Listen, O drop, bestow upon yourself this honor, and in the arms of the Sea be secure. Who indeed should be so fortunate? An Ocean wooing a drop! In God's name, in God's name, sell and buy at once! Give a drop, and take this Sea full of pearls.
Be a spot of ground where nothing is growing, where something might be planted, a seed, possibly, from the Absolute.
When you stop admiring yourself and let the eyes of the heart open your vision to vast other worlds then all you do, will become admirable.
A strange passion is moving in my head My heart has become a bird which searches in the sky. Every part of me goes in different directions. Is it really so that the one I love is Everywhere?
Some nights stay up till dawn, as the moon sometimes does for the sun. Be a full bucket pulled up the dark way of a well, then lifted out into light.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fling me across the fabric of time and the seas of space. Make me nothing and from nothing-everything.
From myself I am copper, through you, friend, I am gold. From myself I'm a stone, but through you, I am a gem!
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