Soul of all souls

Soul of all souls, life of all life you are That. Seen and unseen, moving and unmoving you are That. The road that leads…

On the bank of the river

On the bank of the river, water is grudged by that one alone who is blind to the flowing stream. ~~~~~~~~~~ Bar lab-e ju…

Ask us about the lion of God

This caravan is not bringing our baggage — it has none of the fire of our Friend. Though the trees have all turned green,…

Enthralled only by love

whenever you meet someone deep drunk yet full of wisdom be aware and watch this person is enthralled only by love…

When compassion fills my heart

I am happy when I am sad I am together when fallen apart like earth when I am silent I have thunder hidden inside…

The Verge of Tears

You make our souls tasty like rose marmalade. You cause us to fall flat on the ground like the shadow of a cypress still…

“Better than Cabbage Soup”

Rumi on the deeper meanings of fasting in Ramzan What sweetness lies in an empty stomach! Man is like a lute: no more, no…

Thou art the sky and the deep sea (Rumi)

When you fall asleep, you go from the presence of yourself into your own true presence. You hear something and surmise that someone else…

Let us fall in love again

Rumi’s lilting chant.. Let us fall in love again and scatter gold dust all over the world. Let us become a new spring and…

Doing as others told me/I was blind

Rumi’s Quatrain (no 77) can have so many interpretations ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Doing as others told me, I was blind. Coming when others called me, I…

Mian Mir’s 384th Urs

Mian Mir’s death anniversary celebrations are commencing today. Mian Mir is regarded as one of the greatest Sufi saints of the Subcontinent. He belonged…

In Love that Long

I am here, this moment, inside the beauty, the gift God has given, our love: this gold and circular sign means we are free…

Desperately seeking simplicity – and unity

This afternoon I discovered two souls at the workplace who were talking of the inner self and how we often let the world and…

Eternity is the mirror of the temporal, the temporal the mirror of pre-eternity

I am seeing a moon outside the eye in the eye, which neither eye has seen or ear heard of. I do not see…

…inwardly we preceded everyone

If for fruit the gardener Felt no desire or hope Why then would He have planted The root of the tree ****…

Rumi to Hazrat Ali

You are like the gate of that City of knowledge You are a ray of that sum of forbearance O gate, remain open for…

Fana – story of a merchant and his parrot

The concept of fana and mystic union is wonderfully expressed by Mevlana  Rumi in his Mathnawi and tells the story of  a merchant and…

The intricate windings of the way

The worth of a treasury is indicated by the many locks upon it. The greatness of the traveler’s goal is marked by the intricate…

Mian Mir

Yesterday, devotees were lighting lamps at the shrine of Mian Mir in Lahore to commemorate the saint’s 383rd Urs (death anniversary). Full article here >>…