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Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there . When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about. Rumi. It's difficult for me to choose just one Rumi poem as supreme, but “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, I'll meet you there. We are familiar with the beautiful and the ugly, the good and the bad, the In this field, which is void of labels and judgments, there is absolute . All rights reserved. One of Barks's popular renditions goes like this: “Out beyond ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing, there is a field. / I will meet you there.” The original version.
The man who says "I am the slave of God" affirms two existences, his own and God's, but he that says "I am God" has made himself non-existent and has given himself up and says "I am God", that is, "I am naught, He is all; there is no being but God's.
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heartand that depends upon how much he has polished it.
Whoever has polished it more sees more — more unseen forms become manifest to him. As quoted in The Sufi Path of Love: Yet once more I shall die as Man, to soar With angels blest; but even from angelhood I must pass on: When I have sacrificed my angel - soulI shall become what no mind e'er conceived. Oh, let me not exist! Originally, you were clay. From being mineral, you became vegetable. From vegetable, you became animal, and from animal, man.
During these periods man did not know where he was going, but he was being taken on a long journey nonetheless. And you have to go through a hundred different worlds yet. As quoted in Multimind by Robert Ornstein Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving — it doesn't matter, Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times, Come, come again, come. As quoted in Sunbeams: A Book of Quotations by Sy Safransky, p. Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, idolator, worshipper of fire, come even though you have broken your vows a thousand times, Come, and come yet again. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of living, it doesn't matter Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come even if you have broken your vow a thousand times, Come, yet again, come, come. Heathen, fire worshipper or idolatrous, come!
Come even if you broke your penitence a hundred times, Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are. As quoted in Turkey: This is the gist of what I have to say.
From an embryo, whose nourishment comes in the blood, move to an infant drinking milk, to a child on solid food, to a searcher after wisdom, to a hunter of more invisible game. Think how it is to have a conversation with an embryo.
You might say, "The world outside is vast and intricate. There are wheatfields and mountain passes, and orchards in bloom. At night there are millions of galaxies, and in sunlight the beauty of friends dancing at a wedding. Listen to the answer. There is no "other world.
You must be hallucinating. As quoted in Marry Your Muse: If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me; For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens. The Case of Jalal al-Din Rumi The men of God are like fishes in the ocean; they pop up into view on the surface here and there and everywhere, as they please. As quoted in The Rumi Collection: Spirit sees nothing to criticize. As quoted in Rumi Wisdom: The fault is in the blamer — Spirit sees nothing to criticize.
As quoted in Path for Greatness: Spiritualty at Work by Linda J. Is it still a stone, or a world made of redness? It has no resistance to sunlight. Be courageous and discipline yourself. Completely become hearing and ear, and wear this sun-ruby as an earring. As quoted in Head and Heart: A Personal Exploration of Science and the Sacred by Victor Mansfield 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.
I want a heart which is split, chamber by chamber, by the pain of separation from God, so that I might explain my longings and desires to it. The Sufi is hanging on to Muhammad, like Abu Bakr. As quoted in Rumi and Islam: I am the dust on the path of [Muhammad], the Chosen one. If anyone quotes anything except this from my sayings, I am quit of him and outraged by these words As quoted in "Rumi and Self-Discovery" by Ibrahim Gamard, in Islamica Magazine Issue 15, Summer You were born with wings.
Why prefer to crawl through life? As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul: The Prophet said "In this way you have no more faithful companion than your works.
Can you practice the meanest profession in the world without a master's guidance? Whoever undertakes a profession without a master becomes the laughingstock of city and town.
Mathnavi translated by William Chittick pp. We have a way from the house to the garden, we are the neighbor of the cypress and jasmine. Every day we come to the garden and see a hundred blossoms. In order to scatter them among the lovers, we will our robes to overflowing.
They are the fragrance of those roses - we are the rosebush of certainty's rose garden. In the people of Hindustan the idiom of Hindustan is praiseworthy; in the people of Sind, the idiom of Sind is praiseworthy. I do not see the outward and the speech; I see the inward and the state [of feeling]. For the heart is the substance and speech an accident.
So, the accident is subservient, the substance is the [real] object. The religion of love stands apart from all religions. For lovers the [only] religion and creed is God. The lion who breaks the enemy's ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself. Whoever gives reverence receives reverence. If you wish to shine like day, burn up the night of self -existence.
Dissolve in the Being who is everything. A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance translations by Camille Adams Helminsk and Kabir Helminski God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to flynot one. This discipline and rough treatment are a furnace to extract the silver from the dross.
This testing purifies the gold by boiling the scum away. Fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion. The idol of your self is the mother of all idols. To regard the self as easy to subdue is a mistake. If you wish mercyshow mercy to the weak. If you dig a pit for others to fall into, you will fall into it yourself.Rumi - Poems from the Heart (read by Gilberto Graywolf)
Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them. Were there no men of visionall who are blind would be dead. If you are wholly perplexed and in straits, have patiencefor patience is the key to joy. If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? Anyone in whom the troublemaking self has diedIf you wish to shine like day, burn up the night of self-existence. There is no worse sickness for the soulO you who are proud, than this pretense of perfection.
The heart and eyes must bleed a lot before self-complacency falls away. When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease, then leave him who will not be cured, and tell your story to someone who seeks the truth.
Arberry and Reynold Nicholson What is the body? That shadow of a shadow of your love, that somehow contains the entire universe. 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 no reality but God, says the completely surrendered sheik, who is an ocean for all beings. Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being.
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- Rumi – There is a field
Every object and being in the universe is a jar overflowing with wisdom and beauty, a drop of the Tigris that cannot be contained by any skin.
Christ is the population of the world, and every object as well. The miracle of Jesus is himself, not what he said or did about the future. Good and bad are mixed. If you don't have both,you don't belong with us. Learn from Ali how to fight without your ego participating. God's lion did nothing that didn't originate from his deep center. This that we are now … The human body and the universe grew from this, not this from the universe and the human body.
Anything you lose comes round in another form.
“Somewhere beyond right and wrong, there is a garden. I will meet you there.”
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field.
I will meet you there. Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Feel the artistry moving through, and be silent. 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.
What is the soul? I cannot stop asking. If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this prison for drunks. I didn't come here of my own accord, and I can't leave that way.
Whoever brought me here, will have to take me home. You can do this by expressing your true potential and not by crawling or living and acting in fear and hesitation. This is a battle I fight almost every day. The choice to fly into my fullest potential even though it is scary but exciting. The choice to cast aside fear, excuses and living in doubt and choosing faith, belief and courage. Is there something that you are just unable to shake off?
You have cast it aside numerous times, but it always shows up in the form of synchronicities and obvious messages on the wall? What you really love is indeed a strange pull, a hunger, a desire that you simply cannot ignore anymore and have to pay heed to its call. I ignored my writing, my desire, and a strong pull to inspire others through gentle suggestions and stories and my deep interest in graphics and layouts and colors.
But many times in my life through unexpected events and synchronicities, I have been pushed into t-shirt design, layout, and copywriting. Somewhere along the journey, I realized that instead of resisting, I should go towards my own strange calling. Are you answering the strange calls of what you love? My beliefs, my conditioning, and my doubts got the better of me and I stopped short. I quit, I doubted, I procrastinated, I made excuses and I let go of things before they could bloom into a great possibility.
Rumi is right on when he advises you to go ahead and walk on your journey. Even though you may doubt yourself, stay firm in your self-affirmation, make a decision and move forward. There is tremendous power and almost a magical quality to moving forward with a decision well made and firmly planted in your consciousness. Similar to the proverb that in the acorn lies the promise of an oak tree and a future forest, within the acorn of your belief and possibility lies the real promise of a remarkable adventure.
Are you ready to take the first step and move on the way? It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. Whenever, I lost track of the power of words and carelessly raised my voice, I ended up regretting it. Rumi reminds us to raise the consciousness, the integrity and the accountability of our words.
When we say things that we will do loudly and do not follow through, it slowly erodes the confidence and our efficacy to accomplish things and be taken seriously. A soft and gentle voice that takes responsibility and follows through is magnitudes more effective to grow the flowers of your life. Cast aside the loud rumblings of thunderous words that do not mean any action and fall short every time. We seek love and approval from others when we are the only ones that can provide self-assurance.
We seek happiness out there. We feel like if we accomplish success and make a great deal of fortune, our life will somehow magically transform.
The search should be directed inwards to determine what makes you tick, what are your strengths and what makes life meaningful for you. Ask all from yourself.
Beyond Right and Wrong | Seed of Peace
Walk out of your house like a shepherd. Give love to others and assist them out of their difficulties by uplifting them. This can be done in many ways and monetary assistance is just one of them. You can give a smile and listen with all your heart. You can choose to inspire someone who needs uplifting. What you resist usually persists and magnifies in proportion. When your focus is on how everything is falling apart and how things need to be better, wherever you go, you see problems and lack.
As Rumi so wisely puts it, allow gratitude to feed your life, and to nourish your spirit.