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)

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Rumi 305: 'Freedom'

(Years & Years are a British-Australian electronica trio founded in London.)

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again
before we reach the mountaintop
of our desires.
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

'Truth liberates you from the bondages of time and place...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Rumi 304: 'Life'

('Sting' is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist.) 

 'Life is mysterious, beautiful and simple. Why make it so complicated?'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 30 January 2015

Rumi 303: 'War and Confusion'

'I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought,
but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.'
(Albert Einstein,1879-1955)

Friday, 9 January 2015

Rumi 302: 'Peace, Compassion & Love'


'To kill in the name of a certain philosophy only perpetuates ignorance...
planting the seeds of its own inevitable destruction...
Time will see to always does...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Rumi 301: 'Happy New Year'

(Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ and producer of electro music.)

'If you asked me for my New Year Resolution,
 it would be to find out who I am.'
(Cyril Cusack, 1910-93)

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Rumi 300: 'Gift'

(Blonde Redhead is an American alternative rock band.) 

'Every gift which is given,
 even though is be small,
 is in reality great,
 if it is given with affection.'
(Pinder, 552-433 BC)

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Rumi 299: 'Immortality'

(Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter.)

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
(Bruce Lee, 1940-73) 

'Through deep reflection and inner focus, we attain unity and immortality of the mind and soul...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Rumi 298: 'Life Goes On' (Parviz Nazarov)

'You have to take the good
 with the bad,
 smile when you are sad,
 love what you've got
 and remember
 what you had.

 Always forgive
 but not forget,
 learn from your mistakes
 but never regret,
 people change,
 things go wrong,
 just remember
 life goes on.'

'Never abandon your dreams...
your hopes...
your personal struggles...
and allow the Truth
to prevail...
within and without...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 31 October 2014

Rumi 297: 'Boxing'

(Johnny Wakelin is an English recording artist.)

'Never give up, which is the lesson I learned from boxing.
As soon as you learn to never give up, you have to learn the power and wisdom
of unconditional surrender, and that one doesn't cancel out the other;
they just exist as contradictions.
The wisdom of it comes as you get older.'
(Kris Kristofferson , b.1936)

Monday, 13 October 2014