The Best Maulana Rumi quotes

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Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet and philosopher who is widely considered one of the world’s most beloved poets. He was a mystic, meaning he believed that there is more to life and the world than what we can see with our eyes. Rumi’s poetry is full of wisdom and inspiration, and his teachings continue to be studied and used by people all over the world today. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the most famous quotes by Maulana Rumie, as well as explore his life and how he became one of the greatest spiritual teachers of all time.

Discover the most known Soul, Body, Water, Life, World, Ocean, Light, Heart quotes from Maulana Rumi, and much more.


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About Maulana Rumi

title of the author

Mevlรขnรข, Mawlฤnฤ, Mevlevรฎ, Mawlawฤซ

birth of the author

30 September 1207

death of the author

17 December 1273

religion of the author


date of the author

Islamic Golden Age

country of the author

Khwarezmian Empire (Balkh: 1207-1212

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Notable Idea:
Sufi Whirling, Muraqaba


You are not one you are a Thousand. Just Light your Lantern. โ€” Rumi

We are all bathed in the same light. โ€” Rumi

Bathe in the splendor of your own Light. โ€” Rumi

We are the Sun with all the different kinds of Light. โ€” Rumi

Lamps are different, but light is the same. โ€” Rumi

Don’t you know yet? It is your Light that lights the worlds. โ€” Rumi

The universe and the light of the stars come through me. โ€” Rumi

If you wish for light, Be ready to receive light. โ€” Rumi

The gates made of light swing open. You see in. โ€” Rumi

Every moment is made glorious by the light of love. โ€” Rumi

Concentrate on the Essence, concentrate on the Light. โ€” Rumi

Light the incense! You have to burn to be fragrant. โ€” Rumi

Woman is the light of God. โ€” Rumi

Who gets up early to discover the moment light begins? โ€” Rumi

If Light Is In Your Heart You Will Find Your Way Home. โ€” Rumi

In your light I learn how to love. โ€” Rumi

Your body is woven from the Light of Heaven. โ€” Rumi

Deep in our Hearts, the Light of Heaven is shining. โ€” Rumi

Both light and shadow are the dance of Love. โ€” Rumi

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. โ€” Rumi

Light up the fire of love inside and blaze the thoughts away. โ€” Rumi

There is a sun within every person. โ€” Rumi


There is some kiss we want with the whole of our lives. โ€” Rumi

In this life many demolitions are actually renovations. โ€” Rumi

Let silence take you to the core of life. โ€” Rumi

Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives. โ€” Rumi

Joy lives concealed in grief. โ€” Rumi

The rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorns. โ€” Rumi

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? โ€” Rumi

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

Live life as if its rigged in your favor. โ€” Rumi

At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I’ll sit up and sing. โ€” Rumi

In the silence of LOVE you will find the Spark of LIFE. โ€” Rumi

A lover’s life lies in death. You shall not find a heart without losing the heart. โ€” Rumi

Snake’s poison is life to the snake; it is in relation to man that it means ‘death. โ€” Rumi

What a relief to be empty! Then God can live your life. โ€” Rumi


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World power means nothing. Only the unsayable, jeweled inner life matters. โ€” Rumi

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames โ€” Rumi

Give your life to the one who already owns your breath and your moments. โ€” Rumi

Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. โ€” Rumi

When lovers of life get ready to dance, the earth shakes and the sky trembles. โ€” Rumi

Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea. โ€” Rumi

Life is balance of holding on and letting go. โ€” Rumi

Purify your eyes, and see the pure world. Your life will fill with radiant forms. โ€” Rumi


Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place. โ€” Rumi

I grow silent. Dear soul, you speak. โ€” Rumi

Apparently two, but one in soul, you and I. โ€” Rumi

Everything is soul and flowering. โ€” Rumi

The soul is here for its own joy. โ€” Rumi

What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout. โ€” Rumi

The Heart of the matter is Soul, nothing else. โ€” Rumi

Only the soul knows what love is. โ€” Rumi

The soul: a wide listening sky with thousands of candles. โ€” Rumi

There is no salvation for the soul but to fall in love. โ€” Rumi

The soul lives there in the silent breath. โ€” Rumi

Disputational knowing wants customers. It has no soul. โ€” Rumi

Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk. โ€” Rumi

Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls. โ€” Rumi

Now is the time to unite the Soul and the world. โ€” Rumi

Let soul speak with the silent articulation of a face. โ€” Rumi

Nothing can nourish the SOUL but LIGHT. โ€” Rumi

Every soul becomes gold when touched by the Beloved. โ€” Rumi

O, happy the soul that saw its own faults. โ€” Rumi

There is a lifeโ€“force within your soul, seek that life. โ€” Rumi

Your breath touched my soul and I saw beyond all limits. โ€” Rumi

With each passing moment, a Soul sets off to find Itself. โ€” Rumi


When water is still like a mirror it can behold the Moon. โ€” Rumi

Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty. โ€” Rumi

Keep digging your well. Water is there somewhere. โ€” Rumi

Don’t seek the water; get thirst. โ€” Rumi

Water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support. โ€” Rumi

The thirsty look for water, but water also looks for thirsty. โ€” Rumi

Inside of us, there’s a continual autumn. Our leaves fall and are blown out over the water. โ€” Rumi

Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being. โ€” Rumi

Thirst drove me down to the water where I drank the moon’s reflection. โ€” Rumi

Don’t look to anyone for your needs, for the One who created you, waters you. โ€” Rumi

I drank water from your spring and felt the current take me. โ€” Rumi

Love is the water of life, jump into this water. โ€” Rumi

Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon. โ€” Rumi

When water gets caught in habitual whirlpools, dig a way out through the bottom of the ocean. โ€” Rumi

Truth lifts the heart, like water refreshes thirst. โ€” Rumi

You are dreaming your thirst when the water you want is inside the big vein on your neck. โ€” Rumi

The Prophets accept all agony and trust it For the water has never feared the fire. โ€” Rumi

The water has a Water that is driving it; The spirit has a Spirit that is Calling it. โ€” Rumi

Where lowland is, that’s where water goes. All medicine wants is pain to cure. โ€” Rumi

For the water animals, the ocean is like a garden; for the land animals, it is death and pain. โ€” Rumi

Wherever water flows, life flourishes: wherever tears fall, Divine mercy is shown. โ€” Rumi

Water the fruit trees and don’t water the thorns. โ€” Rumi


The world is nothing but a moment. โ€” Rumi

No One in the Entire World is as Precious as You are. โ€” Rumi

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People of the world don’t look at themselves, and so they blame one another. โ€” Rumi

The world is a playground, and death is the night. โ€” Rumi

The source is within you. And this whole world is springing up from it. โ€” Rumi

Your eyes are even smaller, yet they behold the world. โ€” Rumi

Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world. โ€” Rumi

The world is a mirror, an imaging of Love’s perfection. โ€” Rumi

Open your Eyes, for this World is only a Dream. โ€” Rumi

Behind every atom of this world hides an infinite Universe. โ€” Rumi

Dance from here to the other worldโ€“and don’t stop. โ€” Rumi

Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you? โ€” Rumi

I am merely a guest, born in this world to know the secrets that lie beyond it. โ€” Rumi

Look at these worlds spinning out of nothingness. That is within your power. โ€” Rumi

And even if this world burns up hidden harps will still play here. โ€” Rumi

I have put duality away. I have seen the two worlds are one. โ€” Rumi

The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind. โ€” Rumi

The world is a mountain, in which your words are echoed back to you. โ€” Rumi

You are the honoured guest, Do not weep like a beggar For pieces of the world. โ€” Rumi

The wine of this fleeting world caused your head to ache. โ€” Rumi

The day you were born, a ladder was set up to help you escape this world. โ€” Rumi


Hear from the heart wordless mysteries. โ€” Rumi

The heart is the secret inside the secret. โ€” Rumi

There is a window from one heart to another heart. โ€” Rumi

There’s a path from your HEART to mine. โ€” Rumi

The Heart is like a candle, longing to be lit! โ€” Rumi

Those with open hearts always have open hands. โ€” Rumi

Roar, lion of the heart, and tear me open! โ€” Rumi

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. โ€” Rumi

On this path let the heart be your guide. โ€” Rumi

I found the Divine within my Heart. โ€” Rumi

Deep in the HEART every mystery of spirit is hidden. โ€” Rumi

Be silent. That heart speaks without tongue or lips. โ€” Rumi

Only from the heart can you touch the sky. โ€” Rumi

Always check your inner state with the lord of your HEART. โ€” Rumi

I can heal a broken heart with a smile. โ€” Rumi

The wailing of broken hearts is the doorway to God. โ€” Rumi

The message behind the words is the voice of the heart. โ€” Rumi

You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens. โ€” Rumi

Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction. โ€” Rumi

What is the Heart? A flower opening. โ€” Rumi

Close both eyes to see with the other eye. โ€” Rumi

I look into your eyes & see the universe not yet born. โ€” Rumi


There goes a river dragging an ocean behind it. โ€” Rumi

Don’t wait any longer. Dive in the ocean, Leave and let the sea be you. โ€” Rumi

Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. โ€” Rumi

How do I know who I am or where I am? How could a single wave locate itself in an ocean. โ€” Rumi

When the ocean surges, don’t let me just hear it. Let it splash inside my chest! โ€” Rumi

Ecstatic Love is an ocean, and the Milky Way is a flake of foam floating on it. โ€” Rumi

You’re not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. โ€” Rumi

You are not just the drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in the drop. โ€” Rumi

A servant wants to be rewarded for what he does. A lover wants only to be in love’s presence, that ocean whose depth will never be known. โ€” Rumi

One drop of that ocean is Hope, and the rest is fear. โ€” Rumi

Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end. โ€” Rumi

Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don’t walk into the river. Listen to the ocean. โ€” Rumi

There is no reality but God , says the completely surrendered sheik, who is an ocean for all beings. โ€” Rumi

The men of God are like fishes in the ocean; they pop up into view on the surface here and there and everywhere, as they please. โ€” Rumi

You are an ocean in a drop of dew, all the universes in a thin sack of blood. What are these pleasures then, these joys, these worlds that you keep reaching for, hoping they will make you more alive? โ€” Rumi

Give up to grace. The ocean takes care of each wave ’til it gets to shore. You need more help than you know. โ€” Rumi

Listen, O drop, give yourself up without regret, and in exchange gain the Ocean. โ€” Rumi

Break your pitcher against a rock. We don’t need any longer to haul pieces of the ocean around. โ€” Rumi


If there were no way into God, I would not have lain in the grave of this body so long. โ€” Rumi

Your body is away from me, but there is a window open from my heart to yours. โ€” Rumi

Don’t see yourself as a body of clay; See yourself as a mirror reflecting the divine beauty. โ€” Rumi

What is the body? That shadow of a shadow of your love, that somehow contains the entire universe. โ€” Rumi

The kitchen of the body darkens the lives of lovers. Fasting came to enlighten them. โ€” Rumi

Know then that the body is merely a garment. Go seek the wearer, not the cloak. โ€” Rumi

Why should I be weary when every cell of my body is bursting with life? โ€” Rumi

There is a life in you, search that life, search the secret jewel in the mountain of your body. โ€” Rumi

There is my body, in it an ocean formed of his glory, all the creation, all the universes, all the galaxies, are lost in it. โ€” Rumi

Water, stories, the body, all the things we do, are mediums that hid and show what’s hidden. โ€” Rumi

Behead yourself!… Dissolve your whole body into Vision: become seeing, seeing, seeing! โ€” Rumi

The ocean of the body crashes against the ocean of the heart. Between them is a barrier they cannot cross. โ€” Rumi

Don’t make the body do what the spirit does best, and don’t put a big load on the spirit that the body could easily carry. โ€” Rumi

Shams, my body is a candle touched with fire. โ€” Rumi

The body is a device to calculate the astronomy of the spirit. Look through that astrolabe and become oceanic. โ€” Rumi

Body of earth, don’t talk of earth Tell the story of pure mirrors The Creator has given you this splendorโ€“โ€“Why talk of anything else? โ€” Rumi

The spiritual path wrecks the body And afterwards restores it to health. It destroys the house to unearth the treasure, And with that treasure builds it better than before. โ€” Rumi

Although the road is never ending take a step and keep walking, do not look fearfully into the distance… On this path let the heart be your guide for the body is hesitant and full of fear. โ€” Rumi

What does this patchโ€“sewing mean you ask? Eating and drinking. The heavy cloak of the body is always getting torn. You patch it with food and other egoโ€“satisfactions. โ€” Rumi

This mirror inside me shows. I can’t say what, but I can’t not know. I run from body. I run from spirit. I do not belong anywhere. โ€” Rumi

You are not your body; you are the eye. When you see the spirit, you are free of the body. A human being is an eyeโ€“the rest is just flesh and bones. Whatever your eye sees, you are that. โ€” Rumi

Love is the cure, for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain until your eyes constantly exhale love as effortlessly as your body yields its scent. โ€” Rumi

MAULANA RUMI Quotes Take Away

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