amy "the day you were born, a ladder was set up to help you escape from this world."
why do you say, rumi???
amy "I was dead, then alive." 020817
girl_jane My sister introduced me to him. I'll have to find his words that I have in my room some where. 020817
jane we came
out of
s t a r s
like dust

ever dumbening She is wet and sweet like
The words of Rumi that drip from her

And spring from the crisp white pages
With great oaks in greyscale.

She is a column of fire with
White skin curving along her
Silken side.

She is a bolt of cream linen
Unfurling in front of me, rolling and wrapping
Around me.

She is the sparking bead of melting
Steel and wind
Sewing together the as-yet-unknown moments.
sheli happenstance 030804
Mahayana Generation upon generation
has passed, my friend, but
these meanings are constant and
everlasting. The water in the stream
may have changed many times,
but the reflection of the moon
and the stars remains the same.
Piso Mojado you dance insdie my chest
where no one sees you

but sometimes i do
and that sight becomes this art
werewolf make your eyes two big full moons 031112
quotree "Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing
there is a field. I'll meet you there."
Piso Mojado Come, come, whoever you are.
Wonderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.
It doesn't matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow
a thousand times
Come, yet again, come, come.
dafremen Sufism is an excellent Path along the Way. Beware of false teachers and so called "Pirs".

Rumi spent his existence so non-existently..what a wonderfully clever man.

Rumi was famously diplomatic. He simply refused to engage egos, letting them engage themselves instead. A perfect example is this story of a meeting Rumi had with a very powerful Islamic clergyman:

Rumi had been entertaining all sorts of people from all different religions. Eventually, as word got out that Rumi had been very agreeable to the ideas of the Christians and the Jews, the Islamic clergy decided to determine where this "so-called" wiseman really stood.

Arriving at Rumi's house, the clergyman was warmly welcomed.

"Rumi", scolded the clergyman, "The Christians come to visit, and when they tell you that Jesus Christ was the Messiah and Son of God, you tell them that they're right."

"Then", he continued, "When the Jews come and say that Jesus Christ was NOT the Messiah...nor was he the Son of God, you tell them that THEY'RE right."

"Finally", he said, practically foaming at the mouth with delight at how easily he'd trapped the "wise and wonderful" Rumi with his own words, "When we Muslims come and say that Jesus was a Prophet, you say that we are right too. As you can see, we can't ALL be right!! So what do you have to say about that?"

Rumi looked at the man calmly and patiently throughout the entire tirade, then when asked what he had to say about it, Rumi smiled, turned to the man and said simply:

"You're right."
Salams Written on a day not on any calendar, a happy day out of living and dying, where nothingness reigned but there was you my love. 060530
hsg "I was dead, then alive."

set your soul on fire. burn into becoming alive in all you do. you find "out"
1) there's no such thing as death
2) you only becoMore alive
3) procrastination is suffering
4) bliss inevitable
camille 071117
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