I am such a lover that I have given up the road and everything that exists on the road, because the only companion of the lover is that exalted one person who has no beginning of the beginning. (more…)
How long will you be going backwards? Come forward. Don't stay with heresy. It is time to come to faith. See poison as sherbet. Grab the poison. At last, come to the Source of your source. ******** You are on the Earth as a form. But, you are the threat...
Every moment, the Beloved's kindness follows after sorrow. If this were not so, no one could stand this suffering. (more…)
O player, play this music. Play this tune. Alas for the ones who block the road! Mercy especially for the one who waylays us on our road! O player, you learned that other music from that other brigand, because the student has the teacher's accent. (more…)
Every mind becomes confused when it sees Your face. Every face is scratched by Your Absence. I have become drunk because of Your reproach. I don't even know if Your pure wine is better than a sedimented one. (more…)
Don't give water to me. I want to be Your thirsty one. Make me Your lover. Take away my sleep. O One whose beautiful image has become the Mihrab* for me, I will keep doing Namaz** every day and night. (more…)
Does the Earth's honey taste sweet to the one who has the pleasure of Love in his heart? What can you do with the mind which falls upside-down with only one glass of wine? (more…)
The words which come from the soul are a curtain to the soul. The fog which comes from the sea hides the coast and the pearls of that sea. It is a great task to get involved in philosophical discourses. But, the explanation is the curtain to the Sun...
Your Love has made me drunk. I am so drunk and out of myself that I keep clapping my hands. How could I possibly know what I am doing? (more…)
A small fox stealthily grabbed the fat tail of a lion and ran. I wonder. Was the lion sleeping? Surely that blind, lame fox couldn't have saved his own life if the lion had been awake! (more…)
I yelled, "Where is that drunk heart going?" The Sultan of sultans said, "Be silent. He is coming to our side." (more…)
O one who has flown out from this narrow cage, O one who has gone to the heights of the sky, From now on, you are starting a new life altogether. What is this aimless life? (more…)
The falcon said to the goose, "The valley is beautiful." "Have a good night," answered the goose, then continued, "This place is much better for me. (more…)
Who is the one who is not a servant, a slave of Your order? Who is the one who is not drunk after seeing Your face? Show me someone who is in trouble whose trouble is not Yours. Or, show me a joy which has been created without Your...
Tonight, take my soul completely from this poor body. Take it out, so I will have no name, no fame in this world. (more…)
You are coming our way. You are a decent person. We are also nice. In appearance we look like fire, but we are the Fountain of Life for you. You are a small pigeon. You were born in this nest. If you don't come this way on your own, we...
"O Sultan of the Earth," I said in the early dawn, "I swear to God that there is no one who matches You. No one is Your peer. (more…)
There is a Beauty whose face resembles the Sun. The nicest curtain is the shadow cast by Him. He rises like the Sun. Particles become restless. For goodness sake, don't keep that Spring-like face behind the curtain. (more…)
People were born from the Sea of Soul like water birds. How do those birds which come from the sea make this place their home? We are engulfed by the soul's sea with every breath we take. If it were not so, why do the waves come one after...
Blasphemy is dressed in black. Divine light has come. They are beating the drum of immortality. Eternal sovereignty has come. The Earth has become green. The sky has torn its cuff and collar. The Moon has split in half once more. Pure soul has come. (more…)
Thanks to Union, my soul and your soul have become one. These souls are exactly the same, so nothing should remain but the one. Because of bad habits, our souls were born from wind's fire, then started blowing in our heads. (more…)
I am Joseph of Canaan. My face like the Moon is the witness to that, although no one has asked for proof, for a witness from the Sun. (more…)
Don't be deceived when destiny raises you high. Don't brag, because before you are dropped by destiny, you must first be raised. (more…)
O Charmer who constantly brings forth the Water of Life, where is the source of the water You bring? Really, this time You have brought the One who adds Soul to soul. (more…)
I wish the bird of soul would fly only in the sky of Ecstasy, because the soul's candle doesn't shine in any palace except that one. (more…)
If you are in love with Me, I will make you utterly confused. Hear this well. Don't do too much, because in the end, I will destroy you. Hear this well. (more…)
O lovers, may all your drinks do you good. May this world become for you a sugar mine. O lovers, the sounds of the best wishes have ascended to the Throne. This caravan has gone beyond the Earth and heaven. (more…)
The best journey for me is the journey from existence to Absence. Existence is the curtain that hides the land of Absence. Existence is like water. Absence is the sweet sea. When clean, pure water stays in ponds, it turns into a swamp, becomes turbid, fetid. (more…)
O my Life who adds Soul to my soul, lift the curtain. O One who takes care of my grief, who is willing to stay with me all night long! O One who hears my cries, timely and untimely! O One who puts fire into every atom of my...
Once more, we have given up our heart, mind and soul. The Beloved has come. We will stay out of the way. We have turned our back on existence. Our direction is Absence. We have found the One whose trace is unseen. We have given up the trace. (more…)