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...
The Beloved's heart is burning for me. Its flame has turned the Earth's harvest into ashes. A candle put a fire in the heart of this slave, such a candle that it has made a soul of iron and stone melt like a candle. (more…)
I wasn't as insane as I am now. I wasn't out of my mind like this before. I used to be prudent and wise once, not crazy and insane like I am now. (more…)
I am not the kind of lion which fights with the enemy. I fight with my self. That's enough for me. I have become dirt for Love's feet, but am settled in the knowledge that I will rise from the ground like a rose, like an iris. (more…)
It comes to me that I am out of this world today. It comes to me that today, I am hidden from my self. I grabbed the knife and cut off my existence. Now, I don't belong to me or anyone else. (more…)
I have traveled from town to town, but I haven't seen any city like the city of Love. At the beginning, I didn't appreciate the value of that city, and because of my ignorance, I suffered much in exile. (more…)
I don't know how I became annihilated from that wine. I don't know where I am because of the beauty of placelessness. Once I was at the bottom of the sea. but then I rose like the sun. (more…)
I come slowly like water under straw and carry away the mountain as if it were a piece of straw. I drip from the gutter, drop by drop. But, like a flood, I pick up and carry away hundreds of palaces. (more…)
Your soul is so close to my soul that I know whatever you think. I have even better proof than this. Come closer so I can show it to you. (more…)
What kind of work bench do You have in that heart? What idols are You carving in that heart? Spring has come. It is seed time. Who knows what You are sowing in that heart? Outside, You are covered with curtains of secrecy. But, You are wide open in...
O soul who has been caught in the hook of the body, look at the fisherman. Don't look at the fish hook. (more…)
One should not try to avoid Him for even one moment. Only ruin and wreckage come from being distance! You say, "What could happen? I could come back." You could, but only if your heart opens its door again. (more…)
Come, O wise, intelligent man. Smile at the fool. Come, O one who knows his way. Smile at the one who is lost. (more…)
O cupbearer, you are the one who satisfies my need. Serve me wine. Make me happy. I have become so drunk that I can't separate signs from words. (more…)
Who is the doctor of the disease which has no cure? Who is our company for this endless journey? If this is reason, what is craziness? If this is Love, who is the Beloved? (more…)
Come. Today is a day of celebration for us. From now on, joy and pleasure will keep growing. (more…)