The Wisdom of Rumi
Love Gave Birth to Me
It is love that gives joy to happiness.
My mother didn't give birth to me, that love did.
A hundred blessings and praises to that love.
If You Wish for Light …
Nourish your ego and be deprived of light.
If you wish to find a way out of this prison,
do not turn away;
bow down in worship and draw near.
hat Is Justice?
What is injustice? To give water to thorns.
Justice consists in bestowing bounty in its proper place,
not on every root that will absorb water.
The Mercy of God
I Seek One
Fear Is Nothing in the Sight of Love
in the law of Love, everything is offered as a sacrifice.
The World Is a Test
from a distance before the actual test.
From a distance they appear to be refreshing water,
but when you approach them, you find they are a mirage.
The world’s bait is visible, but the trap is hidden:
and tears the branch of mercy from the trunk of the tree.
Speak honestly or else be silent,
and then behold grace and delight in it.
The Benefits of Charity
the good deed, a hundred tokens.
Though in charity riches are consumed,
a hundred lives come to the heart in return.
A sowing of pure seeds in God's earth, and then no income! Impossible.
Why Prayers are Declined
for you are a candle,
and at night a candle stands and burns
Paradise Is Gained Through Repentance
one of those is the door of repentance, child.
All the others are sometimes open, sometimes shut;
but the door of repentance is never closed.
Come seize the opportunity: the door is open;