Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Those who don't feel this Love
pulling them like a river,
those who don't drink dawn
like a cup of spring water
or take in sunset like supper,
those who don't want to change,

Let them sleep.

This Love is beyond the study of theology,
that old trickery and hypocrisy,

If you want to improve your mind that way,

sleep on.

I've given up on my brain,
Ive torn the cloth to shreds
and thrown it away.

If you're not completely naked,
wrap your beautiful robe of words
around you,

and sleep.

--Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Be the captive of Love in order that you may be truly
free--free from
coldness and the worship of self.
Thousands have passed who were wise
and learned but
who were strangers to Love.
No name is left to them,
nothing to proclaim their fame and
dignity or to relate their history
in the march of time.
Although you may attempt to do a hundred things
in this
world, only Love will give you release from the bondage

Leave everything and cleave to love! Turn your heart from all else;

feel love in your whole being! Take love as your guide to the land of
being so that you may reach the True Beloved, enter the Paradise of
God's essence, behold the beauty of the Friend, gather roses of the
garden of Union. In the way of love, the lover sacrifices himself but
finds the dear one. All the saints who have drunk of the wine of love
have sacrificed thenselves thus in the way of love.
--Sheikh Muzaffer

There is no salvation for the soul

But to fall in Love.
It has to creep and crawl
Among the Lovers first.

Only Lovers can escape
From these two worlds.
This was written in creation.

Only from the Heart
Can you reach the sky.
The rose of Glory
Can only be raised in the Heart.

--Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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