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)

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)

Rumi: My Music Selection (28/3/08-30/4/08)


Please don't forget to add your comments, to this posting, regarding My Music Selection of the Month (found at the bottom of this page). The music tracks will be updated every month.

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.)