Rumi Wisdom

September 30, 2012

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Apart from Love, everything passes away.”   – Rumi

Ya Haqq!

When no longer my ‘I’ is raging

September 17, 2012

Each time I try to make myself bigger, I get tinier;
Each time I want to make up for lost time, I lose it;
Each moment I delay embracing Eternity, I fall backwards;
Each morsel of life that I wish to rip and chew fattens only my ego.
Releasing my soul to the Soul and my heart to the Heart,
My will returns to the Will which first willed it to be;
And then when no longer my ‘I’ is raging, I find All resting quietly in me.

– Mignon Fahr


September 12, 2012

O Pilgrim, seek Me not
In the desert places
The ruined hills
The crumbling walls
Of ancient wailing

I am gone from
The city of violence
The streets of fear
The houses of anger
And sorrow

Look, look here!
O Pilgrim
On the Path of Love
Here is the City of David
The Temple of Solomon

Where the seeker dwells
I am
The soul’s delight
Of the heart

– Irving Karchmar, ©1997

…the whole thing.

September 3, 2012

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.”   – Rumi

Ya Haqq!