Followers of Compassion and Love

'The precepts of religion that were so helpful in the beginning may become obstacles as you proceed ever deeper into the heart of heresy...To enter into the ultimate truth, you need to leave your horse behind and walk alone into the uncharted territory of the soul. There you may find that you need to behave in ways that would have been unthinkable when you were closely following the formulas and rules of behaviour prescribed by the religion into which you were born...How strange that your personal path to God often seems to be blocked or criticised by the priests of religion...Do you dare break free of the confining rules? Do you dare to follow your own truth, even it starts leading you astray from the path of your religion? What if this breaking free is the only way that you can really understand the truth of your religion? Can you follow the inner impulse...?' (‘The Forbidden Rumi’)
'Do not believe in anything (simply) because you have heard it. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. But after observation and analysis, when you find anything that agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.' (Buddha, Kalama Sutta)

'Who recognises his limitations is healthy;
Who ignores his limitations is sick;
The sage recognises this sickness as a limitation;
And so becomes immune.'
(Tao Te Ching)

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Rumi 313: 'Fun'

'Fun can be very spiritual...Not many people know that...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Rumi 312: 'Caged'

To be human is to keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence, 
hollering, 'What's it for?'
(Robert Fulghum, b.1937)

Friday, 17 July 2015

Rumi 311: 'Celebration of Differences'

'In our work and in our living,
we must recognize that difference
is a reason for celebration and growth,
rather than a reason for destruction'
(Audre Lorde, 1934-1992)

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Rumi 310: 'Never Let Go'

('RHODES' is a British musician, singer and songwriter.)

'Never let go of the hand that helped you up when you were down,
show appreciation to those that show compassion to you.'
(Rashida Rowe)

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Rumi 309: 'Freedom'

(Blancmange are an English synthpop band who came to prominence with a string of hits in the early to mid-1980s.)

'Freedom of thought and expression are important if we are to grow, mature and evolve as human beings...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Rumi 308: 'Karma'


How people treat you is their karma;
how you react is yours.'
(Wayne Dyer, b.1940)

Monday, 11 May 2015

Rumi 307: 'Sharing Love and Kindness'

'Life is about sharing, caring and loving-kindness ... and if there is a God, I'm sure your work will not go unappreciated...And if there is no God, you will still have contributed to the society you live in... That's what life is all about...You don't need to be religious or a saint to be a good caring person ... '
(Cyrus Rumi)