Posts Tagged ‘quotes’

rumi says: where lovers find each other

“The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing

how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.” 

- Rumi

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi, or Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, was born 30 September 1207 in Wakhsh, part of the province of Balkh, in what is now Tajikistan.

Rumi was a giant of Persian literature, a poet and a mystic.  In his writings he explored how the human Ego seeks to reconcile with the Divine from which it sprang forth. It is through love, he said – through love.

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buddha says: on belief

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – even if I have said it – unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddharta Gautama Buddha

He who was Shakyamuni was born in what is now known as Nepal, around 563 BCE. He spent the early part of his life as a prince, but later renounced his life of power and wealth to seek spiritual enlightenment through the practice of extreme austerities; when he almost died from starvation, he meditated, and realized that the proper path was through the Middle Way – moderation.

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