Top 25 Quotes of Rumi that will transform your life

Jalal ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi, popularly known as Rumi was born in the early thirteenth century (1207-1273). Rumi was a Sufi mystic, philosopher, teacher, and poet. Rumi’s poems have been recited and loved by many famous celebrities including Madonna, Demi Moore, Goldie Hawn, Martin Sheen, author Deepak Chopra, and fashion designer Donna Karan. Rumi is Hollywood’s favorite Sufi poet. Brad Pitt tattooed Rumi’s poem on his arms whereas Beyoncé’s and her husband Jay-Z’s named their son after this Persian mystic poet. He is the best-selling poet in the US with more than 4 million followers on Facebook. Social media is flooding with Rumi’s quotes and verses.

Rumi’s words are simple yet so intense and full of emotion that they can touch anyone’s heart. His spiritual poems promote love, peace, compassion, and tolerance. Currently, when the venom of religious intolerance and hatred is poisoning humanity, Rumi’s loving poems are like a cool breeze on a hot summer day.

His open approach to spirituality is free from religious and national boundaries and encourages cultural globalization. His wisdom helps you to face the most distressing experience with ease. We have shortlisted a few poems, verses, and quotes of this world-famous poet; hope you will like them.

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Raise your words, not your voice.
It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

Anything which is more than our necessity is poison.
It may be power, wealth, hunger, ego, greed, laziness,
love, ambition, hate, or anything.

Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry because it gives
the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.

If you want money more than anything,
you’ll be bought and sold your whole life.

Do you pay regular visits to yourself?
Start now.

I learned that every mortal will taste death.
But only some will taste life.

Don’t be satisfied with stories,
how things have gone with others.
Unfold your own myth.

Death has nothing to do with going away.
The sun sets. The moon sets.
But they are not gone.

What hurts you, blesses you.
Darkness is your candle.

Don’t be sad! Because God sends hope in the most desperate moments.
Don’t forget, the heaviest rain comes out of the darkest clouds.

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

All religions, all this singing, one song.
The differences are just illusion and vanity.
The sun’s light looks a little different on this wall
than it does on that wall, and
a lot different on this other one,
but it’s still one light

I am so close, I may look distant.
So completely mixed with you, I may look separate.
So out in the open, I appear hidden.
So silent, because I am constantly talking with you.

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.

When the world pushes you to your knees,
you’re in the perfect position to pray.

Stop acting so small.
You are the universe in ecstatic motion.

Silence is the language of God,
all else is poor translation.

The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.

Knock, And He’ll open the door
Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.

Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form.
Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east.

I searched for God and found only myself.
I searched for myself and found only God.

I thought, “First I will know you,
then I will die.”
He replied,
“Whoever knows Me never dies.

My heart, so precious,
I won’t trade for a hundred thousand souls,
yet your one smile takes it for free.

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2 Responses

  1. palak pandya says:

    Hadn’t heard about him before.. beautiful lines

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