“Do not look back, no one knows how the world ever began. Do not fear the future, nothing lasts forever. If you dwell on the past or future, you will miss the moment.” ~Rumi
“Human beings are created from the dust of the earth; but do they resemble dust? Grapes come from vines; but do grapes look like vines? Does theft have the same shape as gallows? Does piety resemble eternal life? Nothing resembles its consequences. So the root of pain and torment is not evil. ” ~Rumi
The ear participates and helps arrange marriages; the eye has already made Love to what it sees.
What do you really possess,
and what have you gained?
What pearls have you brought up
from the depth of the sea?
On the day of death,
bodily senses will vanish:
do you have the spiritual light
to accompany your heart?
When dust fills these eyes in the grave, will your grave shine bright?
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
God calls Himself ‘Baseer’ (All-Seeing), so that the knowledge that He is watching you may keep you from sinning.
My mind every moment giving birth. Always conceiving. Always in the ninth month. Always the come-point. How do I stand this?
I have banished duality from my mind. I see the world as One. I see One. I know One. I desire One. I seek One.
You are indeed charitable when you give, and while giving, turn your face away so that you may not see the shyness of the receiver.
— Kahlil Gibran