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Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi- known simply as Rumi – was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Iranians, Turks, Afghans, Tajiks, and other Central Asian Muslims as well as the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy in the past seven centuries. Rumi’s importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. In 2007, he was described as the “most popular poet in America.”

Rumi’s works are written in Persian and his Mathnawi remains one of the purest literary glories of Persia, and one of the crowning glories of the Persian language. His original works are widely read today in their original language across the Persian-speaking world. Translations of his works are very popular in other countries. Wikipedia

Rumi’s Little Book of Life is a beautiful collection of 196 poems by Rumi, previously unavailable in English. Translated by native Persian speakers, Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin, this collection will appeal to Rumi lovers everywhere.

This collection of mystical poetry focuses on one of life’s core issues: coming to grips with the inner life. During the course of life, each of us is engaged on an inner journey. Rumi’s Little Book of Life is a guidebook for that journey. The poetry is a companion for those who consciously enter the inner world to explore the gardens within – out of the everyday “world of dust” – through an ascending hierarchy that restores one’s soul to the heart; the heart of the spirit; and in finding spirit, transcending all.

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

— Rumi

Be a lamp, a lifeboat, a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.

— Rumi

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each guest has been sent as a guide from beyond.

— Rumi

Be wild crazy and drunk with love. If you are too careful, love will not find you.

— Rumi

Because of the secret you whispered, love’s wind whirls in my head.

— Rumi

Bend like the limb of a peach tree. Tend those who need help. Disappear three days with the moon.

— Rumi

Bring the sky beneath your feet and listen to celestial music everywhere.

— Rumi

Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery.

— Rumi

Disharmony prevails when you confuse lust with love, while the distance between the two is endless.

— Rumi

Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.

— Rumi

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

— Rumi

Don’t hide your heart but reveal it so that I might know mine too and learn what I am capable of.

— Rumi

Every object and being in the universe is a jar overflowing with wisdom and beauty.

— Rumi

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.

— Rumi

Everything in the Universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.

— Rumi

I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I’ve been knocking from the inside!

— Rumi

I have one small drop of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean.

— Rumi

I pressed my soul’s ear against countless doors, but never heard words as sweet as yours.

— Rumi

If every tip of every hair on me could speak, I still couldn’t say my full gratitude.

— Rumi

If I were the plaything of every thought, I would be a fool, not a wise man.

— Rumi

In the house of lovers the walls are made of songs, the floor dances and the music never stops.

— Rumi

Know that it is the waves of love that turn the wheels of heaven.

— Rumi

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

— Rumi

Let the waters settle, you will see stars and moon mirrored in your being.

— Rumi

Let your teacher be love itself not someone with a white beard.

— Rumi

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.

— Rumi

Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment.

— Rumi

Love is our steady guide on this road full of hardships.

— Rumi

Love is the energizing elixir of the universe, the cause and effect of all harmonies.

— Rumi

Love is the way messengers from the mystery tell us things.

— Rumi
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