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
When You became the Sun, the light of that universe, You rose to a dead planet. You became life. (more…)
The secret of Truth cannot be understood by asking questions, gathering information, or spending all of your wealth and belongings. If you haven’t cried for fifty years with bloody tears, if you haven’t burned your heart out, you will never find the way from words to ecstasy. Rubailer, Page 267, Rubai #2
I have been dissolved like salt in the sea of purity. Neither faith nor doubt remains in me. No belief, no heresy remains. A shining star has appeared in my heart, and the seven layers of the sky have disappeared into that star. Rubailer, Page 265, Rubai #1
Rise, O lovers. Let us all ascend to the sky. We have seen this earth. Let us see the other one. No, no. Both gardens are beautiful and nice. Let us give up both of them and go to the Gardener. (more…)
Love has ruined my heart. It is about time for the Sun to shine on my broken heart. That Sultan prayed for me, then He accepted His own prayer. When I heard that, I became so ashamed that I lost all control and fell to the ground. (more…)
I am a slave and servant of that Beloved who is not bored, not disgusted. I have nothing to do with the others. “You are dreaming. You cannot reach Union,” they say. But, nothing reflects on the surface of muddy water. Rubailer, Page 218, Rubai #3
Do not be ashamed, O hopeless lover. Come and be a person who can see things along with their Essence. Do not be the one who looks at everything, but never sees Essence. (more…)
What could a scorpion do to one who drinks Your sherbet? How could poison affect me when I have reached Your sugar lips? You are the alchemy of Non-being. How lucky is that man who is maturing in Your fire. Rubailer, Page 210, Rubai #2
The world is charmed by His attributes. Everything, everyone seems to exist. But, they are all annihilated in front of Him, And only the one who can lift the curtain of mortality May reach His Essence behind His attributes. Rubailer, Page 200, Rubai #2
Although you are a slave behind this curtain, Once you get out, you will be a Sultan. Love’s water, the Fountain of Life, says, “Die here. Then, you will become immortal.” Rubailer, Page 393, Rubai #2
You color yourself with the color of the community. Taste the pleasure of the soul: Come to the neighborhood of our tavern And watch the ones who drink heavy wine. (more…)