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It isn’t by getting out of the world that we become enlightened

Woman on Boat2 It isnt by getting out of the world that we become enlightenedIt isn’t by getting out of the world
that we become enlightened,
but by getting into the world…
by getting so tuned in that
we can ride the waves
of our existence and never
get tossed because
we become the waves.
Ken Kesey

 

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Rumi Quotes

Quotes by Rumi

Glasswing Butterfly1 Rumi Quotes

You hide me in your cloak of nothingness
Reflect my ghost in your glass of being
I am nothing, yet appear: transparent dream
Where your eternity briefly trembles.

All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.

Do you want to enter paradise?
To walk the path of Truth
You need the grace of God.
We all face death in the end.
But on the way, be careful
Never to hurt a human heart!

It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I’ve gone and come back, I’ll find it at home.

Reason is the shadow cast by God; God is the sun.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you; Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want; Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the door-sill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back to sleep.

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.

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.

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.

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