One cannot reflect our fire, nor can one articulate the secrets of our heart. Our early morning sighs are not confidants with whom we share our troubles, nor is a friendly soul even to be found to hear those sighs. We are not the pearl which has been...
O cupbearer, take some of the weight off of the drunks. It's hard to see anyone of value who isn't being crushed by troubles and worries. O rose-faced, cypress-statured Beauty, come to the rose garden. You won't find anything which gives better shade than the cypress. (more…)
Our heart and Love have both come from behind hundreds of curtains, They sit together, naked. (more…)
You appear every day from that place and carry water to the thirsty ones. Every morning You offer light to the Earth. You are the Soul to the soul of the Sun. (more…)
I pulled you out of the fire of lust, brought you here, then threw you back into that fire, scattering you there. You were born from My heart like these words. Yet, you run, trying to escape. And, you reproach me. (more…)
Where are you, O God's martyrs, O ones who looked for trouble in the Karbala* desert? Where are you, O impatient lovers, O ones who fly faster than the birds in the sky? (more…)
Come. The door to exit the six dimensions is being opened. A dust has risen from the bottom of that sea. Come. Every head, every mind has been filled with the fragrance of the union of a soul and the One who gives souls. (more…)
The one to whom the secret of Love appears loses his being, becomes annihilated in the Beloved. (more…)
It is vain for you to try to separate my Beloved from me. I have become Him. What can you do to Him? Tell me. (more…)
I saw Absence in my dream last night. I was amazed by His beauty. I became bewildered. (more…)
Never mind all of this. How can You be with us? You are completely soul. You don't fit in time and space. (more…)
There is a sea which is not far from us. It is unseen, but it is not hidden. It is forbidden to talk about. Yet, at the same time, it is a sin and a sign of ungratefulness not to. Divan-i Kebir, Volume 1, ghazal 97, verse 1205, page 230.
Is there a lip from which the smell of soul isn't coming right now? Is there a particle of the heart in which a trace of Him doesn't reside? If there are no provisions coming from that famous table, why is every particle chewing cud like a camel? (more…)
Come, O Sufis. Come today. Yes, there is celebration, joy and pleasure today. Come. The door to exit these six dimensions is being opened. A dust has risen from the bottom of the sea. (more…)
Your greatness cannot be contained in souls. You are beyond comprehension and imagination. My mind doesn't understand without You. My hand doesn't reach anywhere if You are not in my arms and wings. (more…)
How can you know the design of the Designer, the paint of the Painter? You are mere form and flesh. How could you possibly know Soul? (more…)
O One who takes the hearts of lovers as hostage, don't shed the blood of lovers.Go away. Look at the traces of blood on every road. Hear the bloody yells everywhere. (more…)
The mind is a roadblock on the journey, O son. The road is wide open. Untie this bond. Tear it, O son. (more…)
O Beloved, we are Your guest tonight. Wait! Why did we say, "tonight?" We are Yours day and night, every day and every night. (more…)
Why are you sorry if you lose your profit, your capital? Here I am. See My generosity? Don't fall into despair. If the world disappears and the sea becomes a drop of dew, who cares? If it passes out and drops to the ground, that doesn't mean it has...
O heart, go. Go. Turn to blood like you used to be. Go to the valley and plain where you used to be. (more…)
O Beloved, You flew away from this narrow cage. You freed Yourself from this dungeon of robbers and pickpockets. You cleaned the dirt and dust from the surface of the mirror. You saw whatever was in that mirror. You had been hearing, here and there, some news. You...
You cut me off like an umbilical cord in the name of drunkenness. Even then, O Cupbearer, why did You leave me? You create such Love with every breath. O One who makes everything appear, why are You not apparent? (more…)
If you fall in Love with me, I will make you utterly confused. Don't construct anything, because in the end, I will destroy you. (more…)
All anger comes from pride. If you don't fall into contempt, go, purify in humility. Give up the self. Be dust. (more…)
You are such a moon that You don't fit in the sky. You are such water that You cannot be contained in a river. You are such a pearl that You exceed the oceans. You are such a mountain that You cannot fit in any valley. (more…)
O Sun who rides the horse of the sky! O Beauty who uses deception to turn Himself into a star! Sometimes, You appear like the heart sitting in the middle of the house. At other times You come and sit in a corner. (more…)
The parrot came to the tree to share sugar's prayer. The rose asked the nightingale to read poetry. Receiving a revelation, the tall green cypress said, "As long as your soul stays in your body, put a belt on your waist. Serve day and night. That brings results. (more…)
If He destroys hundreds like me, that causes no sorrow for Him. You fall in Love. He doesn't care. Your heart is broken. He has many others. He asks, "Why can't your eyes see the wine?" What can they do? They are always wet in front of Your sun....
Ascend to the sky from this banal world. Your soul will be blessed if you do. Walk nicely now. Yes, you have jumped out from this town which is so full of sickness and shivering. Now, make your home the land of happiness and joy. If the painting...