Peace for the Soul

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Jalāl ad-Din ar-Rumi

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Jalāl ad-Din ar-Rumi

"Beyond our ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing,
there is a field. I'll meet you there."

~ Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

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Latest Activity: Apr 7

Somebody once asked Rumi

"Who are you?"

And he replied

"I do not know who I am. I am in astounding lucid confusion! If you label me and define me, you will starve yourself of yourself. If you box me down with labels and definitions, that box will be your coffin. I am your own voice echoing off the walls of God!"

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there is a candle

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one day

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thoughts

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Rumi - Poem

Started by Eva Mar 23, 2016. 0 Replies

forevermore love

Started by desmond dillon. Last reply by Eva Nov 6, 2015. 1 Reply

love

Started by desmond dillon. Last reply by Eva Oct 31, 2015. 1 Reply

LOOKING FOR YOUR FACE

Started by Luna Arjuna Jul 17, 2015. 0 Replies

STAY CLOSE, MY HEART

Started by Luna Arjuna Jul 9, 2015. 0 Replies

Quietness

Started by Luna Arjuna Jul 9, 2015. 0 Replies

I learned ...

Started by Luna Arjuna. Last reply by Luna Arjuna Jul 9, 2015. 2 Replies

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Comment by Luna Arjuna on July 8, 2015 at 2:34pm

by flying...

I have been tricked by flying too close
to what I thought I loved.

Now the candleflame is out, the wine spilled,
and the lovers have withdrawn
somewhere beyond my squinting.

The amount I thought I'd won, I've lost.
My prayers becomes bitter and all about blindness.

How wonderful it was to be for a while
with those who surrender.

Others only turn their faces on way,
then another, like pigeon in flight.
I have known pigeons who fly in a nowhere,
and birds that eat grainlessness,

and tailor who sew beautiful clothes
by tearing them to pieces.

~ Rumi

Comment by Luna Arjuna on July 8, 2015 at 2:29pm

You ask me...

You ask me who are you and
with such a shaky existence
how can you fall in love...

How do I know
who am I or where I am
how could a simple wave
locate itself in an ocean

You ask me what am I seeking
above and beyond
the pure light that I once was

And why am I
imprisoned in this cage
named body and
yet I claim to be a free bird

How do I know
how I lost my way
I know for sure
I was all straight
before I was
seduced by love .

~ Rumi ♥

Comment by Luna Arjuna on July 8, 2015 at 2:24pm

I do not say it...

I tell everything, but I do not say it,
because, my Friend, it is better
your secret be spoken by you.

~ Rumi

Comment by Luna Arjuna on July 8, 2015 at 2:21pm

'Soul moon'

I worship the moon.
Tell me of the soft glow of a
candle light...
and the sweetness of my moon.

Don't talk about sorrow,
tell me of that treasure,
hidden if it is to you,
then just remain silent.

Last night
I lost my grip on reality
and welcomed insanity.
Love
saw me and said,
I showed up.
Wipe you tears
and be silent.

I said, O Love
I am frightened,
but it's not you.
Love said to me,
there is nothing that is not me.
be silent.

I will whisper secrets in your ear
just nod yes
and be silent.

Comment by Luna Arjuna on July 8, 2015 at 2:13pm

Become the Sky

Inside this new love... die
Your way begins on the other side
Become the sky ...



Take an axe to the prison wall
Escape
Do it now
Walk out like someone suddenly born into color
Do it now

You're covered with thick cloud
Slide out the side
Die... and be quiet

Quietness is the surest sign that you've died
You're old life was a frantic running from silence

The speechless full moon comes out now

~ RUMI

Comment by Luna Arjuna on July 8, 2015 at 2:04pm

Come, come again, whoever you are, come!

Heathen, fire worshipper or idolatrous, come!

Come even if you broke your penitence a hundred times,

Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are.

 

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"PEACE
NOT WAR
GENEROSITY
NOT GREED
EMPATHY
NOT HATE
CREATIVITY
NOT DESTRUCTION
EVERYBODY
NOT JUST US"

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