I am drunk with the wine that Love has engraved on His glass. I ride a horse. Its reins are Love. Falling in Love with my moon-faced Beloved is great, but I am a slave and servant to the One who made Love a slave-servant to Him. Rubailar (2016), Page...
My God, the thing this poor soul wants from You is something for which not even sultans would dare ask. Every particle is happy in the sunshine, but every one of them is still distant from Your sun. And, this penniless beggar wants to have Your sun. Rubailar (2016), Page...
Then, the Only Beauty...Will Be Yours As long as a beauty appears in a shape, a form, there will always be another beauty with a better shape, a better form. This shaped beauty cannot be my Beloved. Get rid of forms from your heart. Then, the only Beauty which has...
Love is completion, completion, completion. The self is imagination, imagination, imagination. This divine light is majesty, majesty, majesty. Today is the Day of Union, Union, Union! Rubailer (2016), Page 287, Rubai #4
Sometimes you get tired of living with His sorrow and reject life. Sometimes you tell His story with the troubles in your heart. Why are you dizzily turning around the world? He is not outside of you. For whom are you searching? Rubailer (2016), Page 471, Rubai #2
There is nothing remaining in my ears but Love’s murmur. There is nothing remaining in my soul –no reason, no thought– only the sweetness of Eternity. The colorless brush of Love has blended all colors. Still, the state of no-color remains. Rubailer (2016), Page 184, Rubai #4
On the way to Love, each lover must either annihilate himself or give up his life in death. Some say, “Love’s goal is to drink water from the Fountain of Life.” These are just empty words, O lover, just empty words. Rubailer (2016), Page 226, Rubai #3
Every particle of my body shows the signs of my Beloved. Every part of my body is the expression of Him. I lean towards Him as a lyre, my crying song created by His hand. Rubailer (2016), Page 102, Rubai #3
I know how easily my Beloved gets tired of me. Even the thought that I love Him seems to hurt Him a lot. But, no one can go far on the road to the Beloved with fear and shyness. If the road I take becomes difficult for walking, I will...
Hear this if you can: "One has to go beyond himself to reach Him." When you do arrive in the world of Absence, don't talk. Ecstasy is the language there, not words. Rubailer (2016), Page 175, Rubai #1
There is nothing remaining in my ears except Love's murmur. There is nothing remaining in my soul--no reason, no thought-- only the sweetness of Eternity. The colorless brush of Love has mixed all colors. Now, it can't even remember its past. Rubailer (2016), Page 184, Rubai #4
Union with God cannot be achieved until a person completely annihilates his self. Such a union is not the merging of two to make one. Union is your total annihilation. Absurdity doesn’t turn falsehood into Truth. Only a fool says, “Everything is God.” Rubailer (2016), Page 179, Rubai #2
Last night, I secretly asked an old wise mind, "Open to me the secret of this world." He lowered his voice and whispered in my ear, "Be silent. It cannot be said. It can be understood only by the heart." Rubailer (2016), Page 270, Rubai #3
Only a satiated one says, "The time is getting late." Satisfaction is for the ordinary. Day or night makes no difference to the brave one. Wolf, sheep, goat -- all are the same for a lion. Rubailer (2016), Page 36, Rubai #3.
The one who ties the untied knot again is laughing at himself as well as the world. They talk about union and separation. But, one cannot be united until he is separated. Rubailer (2016), Page 246, Rubai #3
Now the tree branches are blooming fresh flowers. When they lost all their leaves, they could still see the pearls in their hearts, so they stayed standing up. They didn't lose hope. They didn't break. They didn't even bend. Rubailer (2016), Page 211, Rubai #3
Troubles for me are cooking in my Beloved’s kitchen of grief. Every moment hundreds of different meals of sorrow are being served to my table. The smell of a burning heart surrounds my table all the time. I wonder. Where is this smell coming from? Rubailer, Page 290, Rubai #1
One day your heart will take you to the One who caught your heart. One day your soul will take you to the Beloved. Don’t let go of the skirt of your pain. One day your pain will take you to the Remedy. Rubailer, Page 474, Rubai #3
You excite this crowd every day by erasing thousands of well-beings down below. This is fate. It goes on as long as the wheel of fortune turns. Please, be kind and generous to the souls of the poor. Rubailer, Page 472, Rubai #3
My life has become nothing but longing. O Beloved, what a beauty, what a charm is that? I don’t clap my hands if You are not the player. I don’t drink wine if You are not the cupbearer. Rubailer, Page 471, Rubai #2
I am the wind, You are a leaf. When I blow, how can you not move? If I give you an order, how can you ignore it? What can you do if I throw a stone and break your jar? Aren’t you worth hundreds of pearls, hundreds of seas? Rubailer,...
I said, “O heart, you are in deep trouble.” He responded, “I am content with my situation. Are you?” I answered, “You need a remedy for your mind.” He said, “If you are looking for a remedy, you are crazy.” Rubailer, Page 460, Rubai #1
You eat kebab and drink wine. But, know this well: You are eating and drinking in a dream created by you. Once you wake up, you will still be hungry and thirsty. The water you drink in your dream will never satisfy your true thirst. Rubailer, Page 457, Rubai #1
If you become prey to God, you will be freed from sorrows. If you run after your desires, you will stay a slave to your self. You should know this very well: Your being is the curtain that conceals God from you. Don’t stay with your self. If you do, you...
Man’s heart is like a candle: It should be lit and shine. There is a void in man's soul because of his being separated from the Beloved. That void needs to be repaired. Know, O ignorant one who understands none of what makes or breaks a heart, who neither smiles nor cries,...
You are satisfied, but I haven’t had enough of this drink. I am annihilated, but you are still alive. The millstone turns and cries quietly As long as water flows through the canal. Rubailer, Page 432, Rubai #1
You will never taste ecstasy as long as you are sober. You will never know the soul if you stay attached to your body. You will never reach the Truth unless you are annihilated like fire and water thrown together on the way to the Beloved's Love Rubailer, Page 430, Rubai #4...
Once you become the friend of one whose heart is in God, don’t pay attention to other people and their customs. Your soul will fall in Love’s fire like your fate. Don’t worry. Don’t run away. Know this well: From now on, you won’t fit in anywhere. ...
The branch that is full of flowers today will grow lots of fruit tomorrow. The falcon of desire will go on the hunt one day. The image of the Beloved comes and goes now, but the time will come when it stays with you. Rubailer, Page 421, Rubai #2
We are in a season that is as auspicious as the Beloved’s Union. The candle of the soul wakes up when the body dies. When lightning strikes, the clouds start crying. That makes the garden smile. Rubailer, Page 389, Rubai #4