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~ If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.

In truth everything and everyone

Is a shadow of the the Beloved

and our seeking is His seeking

and our words are His words…

We search for Him here and there,

while looking right at Him.

Sitting by His side, we ask;

“O Beloved, where is the Beloved?”

~ God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly – not one.

~ Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you

~ No mirror ever became iron again; no bread ever became wheat; no ripened grape ever became sour fruit. Mature yourself and be secure from a change for the worse. Become the light.

~Only from the heart can you touch the sky.

~ Patience is the key to joy.

~Since in order to speak, one must listen, learn to speak by listening.

~ Everyone is afraid of Death, but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl.

~ There is candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?

~ That which is false troubles the heart, but the truth brings joyous tranquility.

~ The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.

~ To praise is to praise how one surrenders to the emptiness.

~ You think the shadow is the substance.

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

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing

and rightdoing there is a field

I’ll meet you there

when the soul lies down in the grass

the world is too full to talk

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