Great Rumi Quotes

I am pure light, not just a fistful of clay. The shell is not me, I came as the royal pearl within. Look at me not with outward eye but with inward vision of the heart; Follow me there and see how unencumbered we become.


If you desire healing, let yourself fall ill let yourself fall ill.


Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.


You’ve seen my descent, now watch my rising.


Fasting is the first principle of medicine.


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


If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.


All is known in the sacredness of silence.


Silence gives answers.


Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.


This silence, this moment, every moment, if it’s genuinely inside you, brings what you need. There’s nothing to believe. Only when I stopped believing in myself did I come into this beauty. Sit quietly, and listen for a voice that will say, ‘Be more silent.’ Die and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign that you’ve died. Your old life was a frantic running from silence. Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.


Sing to me in the silence of your heart and I will rise up to hear your triumphant song.


Darkness may hide the trees and the flowers from the eyes but it cannot hide love from the soul.


True beauty is a ray That springs from the sacred depths of the soul, and illuminates the body, just as life springs from the kernel of a stone and gives colour and scent to a flower.


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!


A white flower grows in the quietness. Let your tongue become that flower.


To wander in the fields of flowers, pull the thorns from your heart.


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.


Be crumbled.  So wild flowers will come up where you are.  You have been stony for too many years. Try something different. Surrender