The Mirror (6/23/2024)

The Mirror (6/23/2024)

Poor heart, you are the mirror of everything.

God has favored you with beautiful attributes,

and you act like you don’t even see them.

Such rebellion can give you nothing but headaches.

O mirror which has accepted good as bad as it reflects on you,

you don’t even know what is reflected.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 447.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (pubsummer2024), Rubai 1133, Volume 3.

The Land of Truth (5/19/2024)

The Land of Truth (5/19/2024)

Hey, night guard, what kind of guard are you anyway?

A thief stole all of our belongings last night.


Slap cold water on your face.

Yell and scream.

Our gains became a loss because of your sleep. Continue reading “The Land of Truth (5/19/2024)”

Your Being is the Curtain (8/20/2023)

Your Being is the Curtain (8/20/2023)

If you become God’s prey, you will be freed from sorrows.

If you run after your desires, you will be a slave to yourself.

You should know this very well:

your being is the curtain which conceals God from you.

Do not stay with you, or you will get hurt all the time.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 474.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (, Rubai 1018, Volume 3.

Tell Us (7/16/2023)

Tell Us (7/16/2023)

O one whose heart is full of words, yet remains silent,

Read the chapter, Hel Eta, in the Quran.*

Read the epigram, La Feta.**


Put on the tent of soul at the top of the sky.

Raise the waves from the sea of the heart.

Tear the bag of existence.

Let those two or three water carriers go. Continue reading “Tell Us (7/16/2023)”

You are on a Journey (3/26/2023)

You are on a Journey (3/26/2023)

You are neither water nor earth. You are something else.

You are created from mud, but you are not mud.

You are beyond this muddy world.

You are on the journey to your Essence.

Your body is a riverbed. Your soul is the Water of Life.

But, as long as you stay with your self,

you will not know either one.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 4, page 450.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations ( 2023), Rubai 963, Volume 3.

Sometimes (11/20/2022)

Sometimes (11/20/2022)

O heart, what did you find in all of your lootings,

in those pillagings where you spread out all of your belongings?

What did you find before you closed the door?


In this ruined building, you still keep making webs with your own saliva

in order to catch flies like the spider of greed. Continue reading “Sometimes (11/20/2022)”

What are You Looking for? (8/28/2022)

What are you looking for in the village of your illusions?
Why are you washing your eye with the blood of your heart?
All your being, head to toe, is God.
O ignorant one who doesn’t yet know Himself,
what are you looking for besides You?
Rubailer (2016), rubai 1, page 388.
The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (, rubai 890 (volume 2).