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E ven if you do not reach His Essence, yet His remembrance has numerous effects upon you. You actualize tremendous benefits by invoking Him.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3321 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 158, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





H is Name is the Spirit of spirits, His invocation the ruby of the mines. His love is in the soul, He is both our refuge and our hope. When I mention His Name, good fortune arrives; then the Name becomes the Named -- without duality, without hesitation.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3320 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 159, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





L et go of thought and bring it not into your heart, for you are naked and thought is an icy wind. You think in order to escape from torment and suffering, but your thinking is torment's fountainhead. Know that the bazaar of God's Making is outside of thought…




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3319 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 256, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





S o behead your selfhood, oh warrior! Become selfless and annihilated, like a dervish!




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3318 | 
the Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 188, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





M an is like a bow held in the hand of God's Power. God employs him in various tasks. In reality, the agent is God, not the bow. The bow is an instrument and a means. But for the sake of the maintenance of the world it is unaware and heedless of God. Tremendous indeed is the bow that becomes aware of the Bowman's hand!




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3317 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, pp. 58-59, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





C oncern yourself not with the thief-like ego and its business. Whatever is not God's work is nothing, nothing!




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3316 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 33, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





F or those who realize that everything is from God, everything is the same.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3315 | 
Signs of the Unseen: The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi, p. 58, Trans. W.M. Thackston, Jr. Putney, Vermont: Threshold Books, 1994 





P overty is not for the sake of hardship. No, it is there because nothing exists but God… Poverty unlocks the door -- what a blessed key!




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3314 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 188, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





B rother, stand the pain. Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3313 | 
The Essential Rumi, p. 62, Trans. Coleman Barks with John Moyne. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995 





W hat sort of Beloved is He? As long as a single hair of love for yourself remains, He will not show His Face… You must be completely repelled by yourself and the world and be your own self's enemy… So when our religion resides in a person's heart, it stays right there until it takes his heart to God and separates it from everything unworthy.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3312 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 215, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





S ome one asked, "What is the Way?" I said, "This way is to abandon desires."

Oh lover of the King! Know that your way is to seek the pleasure of that Generous Lord. When you seek the Beloved's desire and pleasure, seeking your own desire is forbidden.





Islam / Sufism Quote n°3311 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, pp. 216-217, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





A ll the hopes, desires, loves, and affections that people have for different things -- fathers, mothers, friends, heavens, the earth, gardens, palaces, sciences, works, food, drink -- the saint knows that these are desires for God and all those things are veils. When men leave this world and see the King without these veils, then they will know that all were veils and coverings, that the object of their desire was in reality that One Thing… They will see all things face to face.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3310 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 201, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





I n a human being is such a love, a pain, an itch, a desire that, even if he were to possess a hundred thousand worlds, he would not rest or find peace. People work variously at all sorts of callings, crafts, and professions, and they learn astrology and medicine, and so forth, buth they are not at peace because what they are seeking cannot be found. The beloved is called dilaram because the heart finds peace through the beloved. How then can it find peace through anything else?




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3309 | 
Signs of the Unseen: The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi, p. 66, Trans. W.M. Thackston, Jr. Putney, Vermont: Threshold Books, 1994 





D esire for the world has deprived man of the Object of his desire.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3308 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 36, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





N ow some men have followed the intellect to such an extent that they have become totally angels and sheer light. They are the prophets and saints…

In some men sensuality has dominated their intellects, so that they have totally assumed the properties of animals.

And some men have remained struggling. They are that group who feel inside themselves a suffering, a pain, a distress, a longing. They are not satisfied with their lives. These are the believers. The saints are waiting to bring the believers into their own houses and make them like themselves. And the satans are also waiting to drag them down toward themselves to the lowest of the low (Koran 95:5).





Islam / Sufism Quote n°3307 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 86, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





T he intellect and the ego, are very necessary for the manifestation of good and evil. Day and night in this abode of dust these two necessary beings are in war and altercation. The {ego} always desires the necessities of the household -- reputation, bread, food, and position… The ego sometimes displays humility and sometimes seeks leadership to remedy its plight.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3306 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 165, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





T he intellect is luminous and seeks the good. How then can the dark ego vanquish it? The ego is in its own bodily home, and your intellect is a stranger; At its doorstep, a dog is an awesome lion.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3305 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 35, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





W ho knows his soul knows his Lord.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3304 | 
Signs of the Unseen: The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi, p. 59, Trans. W.M. Thackston, Jr. Putney, Vermont: Threshold Books, 1994 





T his ego is hell, and hell is a dragon not diminished by oceans of water. It drinks down the seven seas, yet the heat of that manburner does not become less. It makes a morsel out of a world and gulps it down. Its belly keeps shouting: Is there any more?




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3303 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, pp. 89-90, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





M an is called a rational animal; therefore, he is two things. What feeds his animality in this world is passion and desire; but the food for his essential part is knowledge, wisdom and the vision of God. Man's animal nature avoids the Real, and his human nature flies from this world. One of you is an unbeliever, and another of you is a believer. (Koran 64:2).




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3302 | 
Signs of the Unseen: The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi, p. 59, Trans. W.M. Thackston, Jr. Putney, Vermont: Threshold Books, 1994 





I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside!




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3301 | 
The Essential Rumi, p. 281, Trans. Coleman Barks with John Moyne. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995 





I ntellect is good and desirable to the extent it brings you to the King's door. Once you have reached His door, then divorce the intellect! From this time on, the intellect will be to your loss and a brigand. When you reach Him, entrust yourself to Him! You have no business with the how and the wherefore. Know that the intellect's cleverness all belongs to the vestibule. Even if it possesses the knowledge of Plato, it is still outside of the palace.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3300 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 222, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





Y ou seek knowledge from books. What a shame! …
You are an ocean of knowledge hidden in a dew drop…





Islam / Sufism Quote n°3299 | 
The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, p. 64, Trans. William C. Chittick. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1983 





S omeone was saying: "I have studied so many branches of knowledge and mastered so many concepts; yet I still do not know which concept in man will abide forever. I have not discovered it yet."

If it could be known by means of words, there would be no need for the annihilation of individual existence or for so much suffering. You must strive to rid yourself of your own individuation before you can know that thing which will remain.





Islam / Sufism Quote n°3298 | 
Signs of the Unseen: The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi, p. 203, Trans. W.M. Thackston, Jr. Putney, Vermont: Threshold Books, 1994 





T hat intellectual warp and woof keeps you wrapped in blindness.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°3297 | 
The Essential Rumi, p. 66, Trans. Coleman Barks with John Moyne. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995 



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