Rumi KnowingQuotes from Rumi

“Ignorance is God’s prison. Knowing is God’s palace.”

“You were born with wings;
why prefer to crawl through life?”

“Everything in the universe is within you;
Ask all from yourself.”

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

“If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it;
Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.”

“People of the world don’t look at themselves;
and so they blame one another.”

“The way you make love;
is the way God will be with you.”

“Close both eyes;
to see with the other eye.”

“Nightingales are put in cages because their songs give pleasure.
Whoever heard of keeping a crow?”

“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?”

“How can I know anything about the past or the future;
when the light of the Beloved shines only Now.”

“Even when tied in a thousand knots, the string is still but one.”

“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.”

“Why should I stay at the bottom of a well;
when a strong rope is in my hand?”

“I want to sing like the birds sing;
not worrying about who hears or what they think.”

“Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you;
Unfold your own myth.”

“You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace;
That is already around your neck!”

“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.”

“What you seek is seeking you.”

“Forget safety, Live where you fear to live;
Destroy your reputation, Be notorious.”

“Let the beauty we love be what we do;
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”

“Silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation.”

“Be grateful for whoever comes;
because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, ‘You owe me.’;
Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky.”

“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites;
so that you will have two wings to fly not one.”

“Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.”