Every moment, the Beloved's kindness follows after sorrow. If this were not so, no one could stand this suffering. (more…)
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
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…)
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
Is there anyone who is not involved in my daily work? Who is the one who hasn't given his soul to the Beloved's way? Is there any head like mine which doesn't become drunk? Is there any heart like mine which doesn't cry, moan and groan? (more…)
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…)
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,...
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...
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...
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…)
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
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...
The mind is a bondage to lovers and the ones on the journey, O son. The road is clear, obvious if you break your ties, O son. The mind is an impediment. The heart is a deception. The soul is a curtain. The body is coarse. The road is hidden because...
I asked, “O shining Beauty, where is Your house?” He answered, “In your broken heart. I am the sun, shining into the ruins. O Love’s drunk, destroy your heart. Then, it will become My palace.” Rubailer, Page 373, Rubai #1
I am not the man you think you know, you think you see. Even if you could see, you wouldn't recognize me. You are unable to see anything but images, because you are asleep, confused. (more…)
For my Beloved, it is to break hearts. For me, God's grace has given me Love. What beautiful sustenance is this? (more…)
In His eyes, both worlds resemble a piece of grain in front of a rooster. The eye that has seen Greatness is like that. (more…)
Gamble with your life. Take every chance you can. You can't reach His union by talking. They don't serve milk to drunks by the glass of Sharia.* In the place where wine is served, they pour it only to those who have undressed from the "self." Not even a drop is...
First, I learned about myself by imitating others. Although I was aware of my existence, I didn't comprehend my being. Because I didn't see, because I didn't recognize myself, I was only hearing my name. When I went out of myself, I saw my real being. ...
Close your mouth to bread. The sugar of fasting has come. You have seen the results of eating and drinking. Now let's see the results of fasting. (more…)
There is a place beyond faith and heresy that is not for all the young and pretty ones who want to get there. As the price, one has to give up their life and sacrifice their heart. Rubailer, Page 65, Rubai #3
I became the confidant of the One who set out to search. I became a friend of the One who settled down in the land of Glory. I saw a dome beyond the six dimensions. I turned into the floor, the dirt of that dome. (more…)
We are the hidden treasure of this muddy world. We are the owner of the land of Eternity. Once we pass through the darkness of this mud, We are Hizir* and the Fountain of Life. *Legendary Godsend who attained immortality by drinking from the water of life; comes to aid...
Yes, that door will be opened in the end. Yes, in the end, that silver-bodied charmer will appear, show his face. (more…)
You are the only one with us from the beginning of the beginning, O Love. Tell us the secrets one by one; You are in the same house as we are. (more…)
If you start the journey, they will open the road for you. If you annihilate yourself, they will carry you to Absence. If you humble yourself, they will grow you greater than the Universe. If you become nothing, they will show you without you. Rubailer, Page 205, Rubai #2