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Never be without remembrance of Him

For His remembrance gives strength and wings

To the bird of the Spirit.

~Rumi

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Never be without remembrance of Him,
for His remembrance
gives strength and wings
to the bird of the Spirit.
If that objective of yours
is fully realized, that is
“Light upon Light”…
— Jelaluddin Rumi

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The worldly desires are like fuel.

Do not regard the desires in your heart as weak.

They are very useful.

The more you burn them, the more taqwa will brighten your heart.

The more your heart breaks, the more dear it is to its Maker.

Once you do it,

Allah will grant you a sweetness that will exceed the sweetness of sin.

– Rumi

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Tired of Winter

My worst habit is I get so tired of winter

I become a torture to those I’m with.

If you are not here, nothing grows.

I lack clarity. My words tangle

and knot up.

How to cure bad water? Send it back to the river.

How to cure bad habits? Send me back to you….

There’s a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so bad

they can’t hope.

The hopers would feel slighted if they knew.

Look as long as you can at the friend you love,

no matter whether that friend is moving away from you

or coming back to you.

~ Rumi

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Only a dream…

This place is a dream.
Only a sleeper considers it real.

Then death comes like dawn,
and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.

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‘Eventhough you are not equipped,
keep searching:
equipment isn’t necessary on the way to the Lord.
Whoever you see engaged in search,
become her friend and cast your head in front of her,
for choosing to be a neighbour of seekers,
you become one yourself;
protected by conquerors,
you will yourself learn to conquer.
If an ant seeks the rank of Solomon,
don’t smile contemptuously upon its quest.
And of all your skills, and wealth and handicraft,
Weren’t they first merely a thought and a quest?’
– Rumi ( Mathnawi )

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I am a bird of God’s garden
and I do not belong to this dusty world
For a day or two they have put me here
in this cage of my own body
I did not come here of my own
I will not return of my own
to my own country..

A Bird In God’s Garden – Rumi / Archuletta

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