'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’)

Followers of Compassion and Love

'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, 25 December 2008

Rumi 60

'Provided you bring
no harm to others,
you are free
to express your uniqueness
in any manner
and form
that pleases you...

From the dawn
of pre-eternity,
and the light
of post-eternity,
we are inseparable...'
(The Codex: A Divine Writ)(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 19 December 2008

Rumi 59



'Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.'
(Herman Goering)

Friday, 12 December 2008

Rumi 58



'Truth is often
a terrible weapon
of aggression.
It is possible to lie,
and even to murder,
for the truth.'
(Alfred Adler, 1870-1937)

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Rumi 57



'Experience perfection
by looking into yourselves.
This is where
you shall find Me.'
(The Codex: A Divine Writ)(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 28 November 2008

Rumi 56: Peter Schilling (Vollig Losgelost)



'The pursuit of the good and evil are now linked in astronomy as in almost all science... The fate of human civilization will depend on whether the rockets of the future carry the astronomer's telescope or a hydrogen bomb.'
(Bernard Lovell)

'Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.'
(Fred Hoyle)

Friday, 21 November 2008

Rumi 55: Animal Rights



'Mankind's true moral test,
its fundamental test
(which lies deeply buried
from view)
consist of its attitudes
towards those
who are at its mercy:
animals.'
(Andrew Linzey, 1952- )

'Death may be inevitable
but cruelty is not...'
(Desmond Morris, 1928- )

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Rumi 54: 'Rest in peace, old friend ...' (d.14/11/08)

('Bubbles')
'I shall miss
your companionship
and your warmth
but one thing
I'm sure of,
our paths shall cross
some moment in time
in the distant future.
And when we do
I hope
we can recognise
one another
as we once were.
I dearly miss you
old friend
and lament
your absence
and
your unconditional love...
I shall never forget you...
Amen'
(Cyrus Rumi)
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Friday, 7 November 2008

Rumi 53: 'Yes we can...'



'I may disapprove of what you say,
but I will defend to the death
your right to say it.'
(Attributed to Voltaire)

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Rumi 52: Bulleh Shah (Abdullah Shah) - Indian Sufi Mystic & Poet (c1680 -1757)





(Bulleh Shah is believed to have been born in 1680, in the small village of Uch, Bahawalpur, Punjab, now in Pakistan (formerly part of India). His ancestors had migrated from Bukhara in modern Uzbekistan.)(Source:Wikipedia)

The lyrics in English to the above Indian song:

Not a believer inside the mosque, am I
Nor a pagan disciple of false rites
Not the pure amongst the impure
Neither Moses, nor the Pharaoh

Bulleh! to me, I am not known

Not in the holy Vedas, am I
Nor in opium, neither in wine
Not in the drunkard`s craze
Neither awake, nor in a sleeping daze

Bulleh! to me, I am not known

In happiness nor in sorrow, am I
Neither clean, nor a filthy mire
Not from water, nor from earth
Neither fire, nor from air, is my birth

Bulleh! to me, I am not known

Not an Arab, nor Lahori
Neither Hindi, nor Nagauri
Hindu, Turk (Muslim), nor Peshawari
Nor do I live in Nadaun

Bulleh! to me, I am not known

Secrets of religion, I have not known
From Adam and Eve, I am not born
I am not the name I assume
Not in stillness, nor on the move

Bulleh! to me, I am not known

I am the first, I am the last
None other, have I ever known
I am the wisest of them all
Bulleh! do I stand alone?

Bulleh! to me, I am not known

(Sourced from the Internet.)

Friday, 24 October 2008

Rumi 51 : Genesis ('Land of Confusion')



'Plant the seeds
of love
wherever you may be
and watch hatred
and bigotry
diminish in its presence.

Plant the seeds
of love
wherever you may be
and experience the truth
that blossoms
in its midst.

Plant the seeds
of love
wherever you may be
and see
how wisdom
and knowledge
displace ignorance.'
(The Codex: A Divine Writ, Vol.1)(C Rumi)

Friday, 17 October 2008

Rumi 50





'Passion makes the world
go round.
Love just makes it
a safer place.'
(Ice-T, 1958- )

Friday, 10 October 2008

Rumi 49



'There are no chains like hate...
Dwelling on your brother's faults
Multiplies your own.
You are far from the end of your journey.'
(The Buddha)


'The supreme purpose
and goal
for human life...
is to cultivate love.'
(Ramakrishna)

Friday, 3 October 2008

Rumi 48: The Whirling Dervish



'Only those who listen
with their hearts
can respond
to the righteous call...'
(The Koran)

'...the person
who is not disturbed
by happiness
and distress
and is steady
in both,
is certainly eligible
for liberation.'
(Bhagavad-Gita)

Friday, 26 September 2008

Rumi 47



'The immortality
of the soul
that you yearn for
lies
in your imagination.'
(The Codex: A Divine Writ, Vol.2)

Friday, 19 September 2008

Rumi 46



'In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.'
(Neville Chamberlain, 1869-1940)

'Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.'
(John F Kennedy, 1917-63)

Friday, 12 September 2008

Rumi 45





'In every age 'the good old days' were a myth.
No one ever thought they were good at the time.
For every age has consisted of crises
that seemed intolerable to the people
who lived through them.'
(Brooks Atkinson, 1894-1984)

Friday, 5 September 2008

Rumi 44



'Men talk of killing time,
while time
quietly kills them.'
(Dion Boucicault, 1820-90)

'The distinction
between
past,present
and future
is only an illusion,
however persistent.'
(Albert Einstein, 1879-1955)

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Rumi 43





'Express your divinity
through love, music
and dance.

Express your divinity
by deep,
reflective meditation
upon My essence.

I shall be with you,
guiding you,
comforting you,
till the end
of time
and beyond.'
(The Codex: A Divine Writ)
(Unpublished MS)

'What will survive
of us
is love.'
(Phillip Larkin)

Friday, 22 August 2008

Rumi 42



What lies behind us
and what lies ahead of us
are tiny matters
compared to what lives
within us.
(Oliver Wendall Holmes)

Friday, 15 August 2008

Rumi 41



'I was created
in your image;
and
you were created
in My image.

And those
who disagree
have much
to learn
about themselves,
and others.'

(The Codex: A Divine Writ, Vol.4)
(Unpublished MS)


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Friday, 8 August 2008

Rumi 40



'For what
shall it profit
a man,
if he shall gain
the whole world,
and lose
his own soul?'
(Bible)

'Ever tried.
Ever failed.
No matter.
Try again.
Fail again.
Fail better.'
(Samuel Beckett, 1906-1989)

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Rumi 39




'Music is the language
of the gods
and goddesses
of your past,
present and future.

Appreciate
the divine nature
of music
and
allow yourselves
to resonate
with My essence.'
(The Codex: A Divine Writ, Vol. 17)
(Unpublished MS)

'Music has charms
to soothe
a savage beast.'
(William Congreve, 1620-1729)


Sunday, 27 July 2008

Rumi 38 : The Mantra



'The Garden of Eden
of your
scriptural mythologies,
is a realm
of your creation,
inner and outer.

Know this:
That
which awaits you
is far greater
and
more profound
and convoluted
than that
of your imaginings
and your dreams.'
(The Codex: A Divine Writ, Vol.32, R292)
(Unpublished MS)

'A painting
of
a rice cake
does not
satisfy hunger.'
(Ancient Saying)

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Rumi 37



'Attachment
is the great
fabricator of illusions;
reality
can be attained
only by someone
who is
detached.'
(Simone Weil)

'The tao
that
can be told
is not
the eternal Tao.

The name
that
can be named
is not
the eternal Name.'
(Tao Te Ching)

Friday, 18 July 2008

Rumi 36: Deepak Chopra & Rumi



'As I dream
of you,
allow yourselves
to dream
of Me,
and
we shall meet
each other
halfway.'
(The Codex: A Divine Writ, Vol.30, R.69)
(Unpublished MS)

'Only something as vast
and deep
as your real Self
can make you truly
and
lastingly happy.'
(Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj)

Monday, 14 July 2008

Rumi 35

'The greatest victor wins without a battle...

But as long as there be a foe, value him,

respect him, measure him, be humble toward him:

Let him not strip from you, however strong he be,

compassion, the one wealth that can afford him.'

(Lao Tsu)

'Who do you imagine to be strong or powerful?

It is he who masters himself when angry.'

(Mohammad)

'The fate of the person who harmed you,

whether they be alive or dead,

does not matter nearly as much as what you carry

in your heart.'

(Jack Kornfield)

Friday, 11 July 2008

Rumi 34




That which you perceive
to be external
is in essence
internal.

That which you perceive
to be internal
is in essence
external.

That which exists between
the inner
and
the outer
are the veils
of light
and darkness
of unimaginable simplicity
and clarity.


And,
paradoxically,
they are
of unimaginable complexity
and
ambiguity.

Place your trust
in Me
and no fear
shall touch you.

Place your trust
in yourselves
and
your journey
will be made easy
and
straightforward.

(The Codex: Vol.3, R3)(Unpublished MS)




Friday, 4 July 2008

Rumi 33 : Only Breath



'How can it, the heart, travel to God when it is chained by its desires?'
(Ibn' Arabi)(Sufism)


Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Rumi 32

('The Last Supper' sourced from the Internet)
'That which is sacred
and divine,
cannot be bought
or sold.
It can only be shared.'
(The Codex: Vol.2, R72)
(Unpublished MS)
'It's Love
and the lover
that live eternally;
Set your heart
on this only:
the rest is borrowed.'
(Jalalu'uddin Rumi)

Rumi 31

('Omar' by Cyrus Rumi)

'The thing is to understand
myself,
to see what God
really wishes
me to do;
the thing is to find
a truth
which is true
for me,
to find the idea
for which I can live
and die.'
(Soren Kierkegaard)

'The fault lies not
with God,
but with the soul
that makes
the choice.'
(Plato)

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Rumi 30

('Conflict' by Cyrus Rumi)

Say:
'Peace'
to those bent
on causing harm
and chaos,
and walk away
graciously.

Retaliate only
when all other means
have been exhausted;
maintaining law
and order
and providing peace
and security
to the disillusioned.
(The Codex: Vol. 2, R 260)
(Unpublished MS)



Thursday, 19 June 2008

Rumi 29

('Stonehenge' by Cyrus Rumi)

'Asceticism
is not
that you should not
own anything,
but
that nothing
should own you.'
(Ali ibn Talib)

'Remember Me.
I will remember you.'
(Qur'an, 2:152)

'When you
are deluded
and full of doubt,
even a thousand books
of scripture
are not enough.
When you
have realised understanding,
even one word
is too much.'
(Fen-Yang)

Friday, 13 June 2008

Rumi 28

('Mushy' by Cyrus Rumi)

'Unformed people
delight in the gaudy
and
in novelty.
Cooked people delight
in the ordinary.'
(Zen Saying)

'Water which is too pure
has no fish.'
(Ts'ai Ken T'an)

'Nothing indeed in this world
purifies like wisdom.'
(The Bhagavad Gita)

'Although its light is wide
and great,
the Moon is reflected
in a puddle
one inch wide.
The whole Moon
and
the entire sky
is reflected
in one dew drop
on the grass."
(Dogen)

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Rumi 27

(Picture adapted, with kind permission, from Kristie Lovett's photographic archive.)

'Do your duty,
always;
but without attachment.
That is how one reaches
the ultimate Truth;
by working without anxiety
about results.
In fact...
many others reached enlightenment
simply because
they did their duty
in this spirit.'
(Bhagavad Gita)

'Be merciful to your souls
so that
you may recognise
the boundless mercy
that emanates
from deep within
your being.'
(The Codex: R396, V1)

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Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Rumi 26 : Spirituality and the Brain




' I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we are all seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness... I believe that happiness can be achieved through training the mind.'


('The Art of Happiness' by HH Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler.)

'There is no need to struggle or try to figure out an answer. That would be using the intellect, which is not the deepest part of your mind. Rather, simply remain quiet yet alert and patiently trust your inner wisdom to provide a valuable response. When it does, you will discover some of the deepest principles guiding your life.'


('Essential Spirituality' by Roger Walsh.)


'I exist outside the perceived confines of


time and space.

Whereas you are limited by such dimensional levels,


and more.


This is of your choosing.'


(The Codex: R96, V1)

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Rumi 25

(Picture adapted, with kind permission, from Kristie Lovett's photographic archive)

'If all the waves
of the Zen stream
were alike,
innumerable ordinary people
would get bogged down.'
(Zen saying)

'The fundamental delusion
of humanity
is to suppose that
I am here
and you are
out there.'
(Yasutani Roshi)

'Humankind!
You are the reflection
of your own
unique attributes.'
(The Codex: R241, V1)

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Rumi 24

(Picture sourced from the Internet)
'As long as there is a lack
of the inner discipline
that brings calmness of mind,
no matter what external facilities
or conditions you have,
they will never give you the feeling
of joy
and happiness
that you are seeking.
On the other hand,
if you possess this inner quality,
a calmness of mind,
a degree of stability within,
then even if you lack
various external facilities
that you would normally consider necessary
for happiness,
it is still possible to live a happy
and joyful life.'
(The Art of Happiness, HH Dalai Lama & Howard C Cutler)
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Friday, 9 May 2008

Rumi 23

('St. Chads' by Cyrus Rumi)

'I am
peace and happiness.
So bring
peace and happiness
to all
you encounter.'
(The Codex: R48, V1)

'Lift the stone
and you shall find Me;
cleave the wood
and I am there.'
(Jesus)

'The aim of life is to live,
and to live means
to be aware,
joyously, drunkenly, serenely,
divinely aware.'
(Henry Miller)

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Rumi 22: Life of the Buddha


'Teachers open the door,
but you must enter
by yourself.'
(Chinese proverb)
'Divine unity is the return of man
to his origin,
so that he will be
as he was
before he came
into being.'
(Sufism)(Al-Junayd)
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Friday, 25 April 2008

Rumi 21




(Picture adapted, with kind permission, from Kristie Lovett's photographic archive)

'That which exists within
does not age
with time.
Nor does it slumber
or die.
Only the outer physical realm
displays the visible signs
of ageing,
decay and death.'
(The Codex)(R95, V1)

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Rumi 20

(Picture adapted, with kind permission, from Kristie Lovett's photographic archive.)

'Forgive Me,
for I have sinned
against Myself
and the whole of My creation.'
(The Codex)

Friday, 11 April 2008

Rumi 19

('Mystery' by Cyrus Rumi)
'If you cannot find the truth
right where you are,
where else do you expect
to find it?'
(Dogen)

Monday, 7 April 2008

Rumi 18

('Dimensions' by Cyrus Rumi)
Oh humanity!
It is the inner you
that is of true worth
in My kingdom.
And those who have understood this
have the potential to reach
a pinnacle of spiritual consciousness.
This is your divine entitlement.
(The Codex)(R169, V.1)


Rumi 17

('Space -Time Continuum' by Cyrus Rumi)
'It is only with the heart
that one can see rightly;
what is essential
is invisible to the eye.'
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Rumi 16

('Rochdale II' by Cyrus Rumi)
Let it be!
Let it be!
Let it be!
(The Codex)
'Love God and do what you will.'
(St. Augstine)

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Rumi 15

(Picture adapted, with kind permission, from Kristie Lovett's photographic archive.)
'I am your divine consciousness.
Accept Me for who I am;
as I have accepted you
for who you are.'
(The Codex)

Rumi 14

('Rochdale (I)' by Cyrus Rumi)
'You fancy this world is
permanent of itself
And endures because of its own nature,
But really it is a ray of light
from the Truth
And within it the Truth is concealed.'
(Sa'ad al-Din Mahmud Shabistari)(c1250-1320)

Monday, 31 March 2008

Rumi 13

(Picture adapted, with kind permission, from Kristie Lovett's photographic archive.)
'Divine truths and knowledge exist,
and are not confined
by your religious traditions.'
(The Codex: R338, V1)

Friday, 28 March 2008

Rumi 12

(Picture adapted, with kind permission, from Kristie Lovett's photographic archive.)
'It is the divine nature of things
that they eventually change
and transform.'
(The Codex: R131, V1)

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Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Rumi 11

('John Paul II' - a sketch by Cyrus Rumi)
'For what is a man profited,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?'
(Jesus of Nazareth)

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Rumi 10

('The Dalai Lama' - a sketch by Cyrus Rumi)

'If you maintain a feeling of compassion, loving kindness, then something automatically opens your inner door. Through that, you can communicate much more easily with other people. And that feeling of warmth creates a kind of openness. You'll find that all human beings are just like you, so you'll be able to relate to them more easily. That gives you a spirit of friendship. Then there is less need to hide things, and as a result, feelings of fear, self doubt, and insecurity are automatically dispelled. Also, it creates a feeling of trust from other people.'
(HH Dalai Lama)

Monday, 24 March 2008

Rumi 9

('Water Lilies' by Cyrus Rumi)
'There are no chains like hate...
Dwelling on your brother's faults
multiplies your own.
You are far from
the end of your journey.
(The Buddha)

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Rumi 8

('The Loner' - a sketch by Cyrus Rumi)
'The seed from which
all else derives it succour
is pure and divine.
And this seed resides
within you all.'
(The Codex: R145, V1)



Rumi 7

(Picture adapted, with kind permission, from Kristie Lovett's original photographic archive.)
'Living in the consciousness of The Eternal
is the true meaning to life
and your existence.'
(The Codex: R208, V1)

Friday, 21 March 2008

Rumi 6

(Picture adapted, with kind permission, from Kristie Lovett's original photographic archive.)
'Reason dispels anger;
and anger dispels reason.'
(The Codex: R387, V1)

Rumi 5

('Beryl' at Blackpool Beach by Cyrus Rumi)

'Show compassion and love
to sentient and non-sentient forms.
And those who do not,
have truly misjudged My divine nature.
Their journey is a long and convoluted one.'
(The Codex)

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Rumi 4

('Fall from Grace' - a sketch by Cyrus Rumi)
'Do not lose yourselves in uncertainty and doubt.'
(The Codex: R253, V1)

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Rumi 3


'Let your faith in yourselves be the armour against all that you perceive to be mistaken,
corrupt and unjust.'
(The Codex: R86, V1)
(Pictures adapted, with kind permission, from Kristie Lovett's
original research files.)

Rumi 2

'Divine love resides within you all.'
(The Codex)

(Picture adapted,with kind permission, from Kristie Lovett's
original research files.)

Rumi 1


'You cannot comprehend My vastness through intellect alone. It is through deep reflective meditation and inner experience that you can attain personal truths about Me.'
(The Codex: R11, V1)
(Picture adapted, with kind permission, from Kristie Lovett's
original research files.)