A Good Line From Rumi

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' When the Soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about'.--------------------------------------------------Rumi-

-- (mudstones@aol.com), June 29, 1998


More of that quote from Rumi:

"Beyond our ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase 'each other' doesn't make sense any more."

A rather Moorish Orthodox quote from Rumi:

"Those on the way are almost invisible to those who are not. A man or a woman recognizes God and starts out. The others say he, or she, is losing faith."


"Many roads lead to God. I have chosen that of music and dance."

And perhaps my favorite lines of his:

"as for us, He has appointed the job of permanent unemployment:-- by day dancing in the light like motes of dust by night, like stars, circumambulating the moon-visaged beloved. If He wanted us to work, after all, He would not have created this wine; With a skinfull of this, Sir, would you rush out to commit economics?"

-- Hakim Baker (zomba@ilbbs.com), January 13, 2002.

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