Rumi Wisdom Quotes about Love, Life, Inner Peace and Patience
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi also known as Jalil ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi and more popularly simply as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, faqih, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan. Rumi’s influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy for the past seven centuries. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States.
Rumi’s works are written mostly in Persian, but occasionally he also used Turkish, Arabic, and Greek in his verse. His Masnavi (Mathnawi), composed in Konya, is considered one of the greatest poems of the Persian language. His works are widely read today in their original language across Greater Iran and the Persian-speaking world. Translations of his works are very popular, most notably in Turkey, Azerbaijan, the United States, and South Asia. His poetry has influenced not only Persian literature, but also the literary traditions of the Ottoman Turkish, Chagatai, Urdu and Pashto languages.
Rumi Wisdom Quotes
Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots.
When setting out on a journey, do not seek advice from those who have never left home.
If you want something, release the wish, and let it light on its desire, completely free of the personal.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires.
Just as the water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind and soul.
Peaceful is the one who is not concerned with having more or less.
Be a lamp, a lifeboat, a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.
I learned that every mortal will taste death. But only some will taste life.
When you lose all sense of self, the bonds of a thousand chains will vanish. Lose yourself completely. Return to the root of the root of your own soul.
Once you conquer your selfish self, all your darkness will change to light.
You don’t live on earth, you are passing through.
You are searching the world for treasure, but the real treasure is Yourself.
Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
When I think I am, I find myself worthless. When I think I am not, I find my value.
The desire to know your own soul will end and all other desires.
Behind every atom of this world hides an infinite universe.
When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near (the) truth.
Being a candle is not easy; in order to give light one must first burn.
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Your radiance shines in every atom of creation yet our petty desires keep it hidden.
The wound is the place where the light enters you.
There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.