'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, 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(Unpublished MS)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(Unpublished MS)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)