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
For all troubles, there are remedies in Love. Love is a cloud which carries a hundred thousand lightnings. An ocean is formed by the Grace of Love inside of me, and the whole Universe is drowned into it. Rubailer, Page 370, Rubai #4
There are rose gardens for lovers inside of those bloody fences. There are so many other businesses for lovers thanks to the absolute beauty of Love. The mind says, "There are six dimensions to the world of existence. There is no road beyond those boundaries." Yet Love says, "Yes,...
Between the darkness of sleep and the light of awakening, in the dark of evening, I saw such a person! He was a traveler with such a beautiful face, on his journey to the Holy Temple. He was pure wisdom, the light of awareness. (more…)
You are the light of my heart, the peace and comfort of my soul. You create troubles and, at the same time, You are the trouble. They ask me, “Where are the signs, the evidence of the Beloved?” But, the lack of signs and evidence is the sign and evidence of...
Don't you see? Thirst is telling water to go away. Hunger is turning its nose up at bread. The tunnel is angry at the sun because it doesn't want its light. What a crazy, stupid, unfortunate situation this is. (more…)
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…)
One has to be alone on the way of imploring. One has to look for and embrace trouble. It is not bravery to run towards Union. One has to be brave on the day of separation. Rubailer, Page 343, Rubai #3
If you don't know me, ask the dark night about me; the night is the confidant of lovers and the witness of the crying and wailing ones. (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…)
We have neither silk garments nor silver, but we are happy. We are content after so much fear and trouble. We are drunk on the wine of Eternal submission. This is not like a human's halfway happiness. Rubailer, Page 323, Rubai #4
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
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 the One who takes me to His soul, The One who makes my garden and meadow green. He shows me to the world and makes me famous in one moment, Then changes me to one without name or fame in the next. Rubailer, Page...
Beloved, look at us. You are the soul of the eye's sight. How can I tell you that you took our heart? You are our heart. (more…)
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…)
Make sure of this creed: The Way of Lovers is the road that lovers walk, A way entirely opposite of others. Even their ostentations, their lies are better than other’s truths, kindnesses and favors. (more…)
The lover breaks his chains when he goes to the side of lovers. The one who is insane keeps turning And tears apart all his measures. (more…)
O my soul, behind the curtain of the soul, there is a secret world, a secret drinking. Behind the curtain of Absence, there are hundreds of Josephs of Canaan. (more…)
O sword of time, pull out from the sheath of space. Dive into the sea like a fish. Swim this endless sea of meanings. (more…)
Even though You wear course woolen stuff, You are the King of Kings. Even though You are hidden from eyes, You are the fire in the soul, the remembrance in the heart. (more…)
Unless your soul has been intimate with this door for a long time, Unless your heart has been filled with the pain and sorrows of Love, You will never find a road to us from your self. You should give up your self and come to us from us. Rubailer,...
A moth plunging into the fire told me, "Do the same." He was burning, fluttering his wings and telling me, "Be like me." (more…)
You are hiding your heart from me, pretending you don't know anything about it. You are mixing up words and all the letters of the alphabet as if you don't know how to write. (more…)
I want to boil the kettle of the soul, spread bloody foam. I want to say the words of the two universes in one breath, in one effort. (more…)
You and His trouble, O heart, that is enough for you. If you have fallen into the trouble of Love, the soul becomes a servant and slave for you. Once you drink a glass of wine from His hand, You won’t give a dime for a thousand kingdoms. Ergin, Rubailar,...
O stone-hearted one, turn the soul into a sea full of pearls. O, the hair of the Beloved looks like night; Create dawn in the middle of the night. (more…)
Someone is hidden here, holding my skirt. He bends backward and grabs my hair, keeps pulling me. (more…)
Your kindness comes after sorrow, every time, every moment. Otherwise, no one could withstand this suffering. (more…)