'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)

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Rumi 215: Happy New Year!

('Empire of the Sun' is an Australian electronic music band.)
Gift suggestions for 2012:
To your enemy: forgiveness;
To an opponent: tolerance;
To a friend: your heart;
To a customer: service;
To the needy: charity;
To every child: good example;
To yourself: respect.
(Source: Vishwanath Seshadri)

Friday, 23 December 2011

Rumi 214: 'Sunscreen Song'

'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 16 December 2011

Rumi 213: 'Feelings'

(Tramar Dillard (b.1979),stage name Flo Rida, is an American rapper and singer-songwriter.)

'When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.'
(Abraham Lincoln, 1809-65)

Friday, 9 December 2011

Rumi 212: 'Love, Passion and Imagination'

(Edward Maya (Eduard Marian Ilie)is a Romanian musician, producer, performer, and composer.)

'I have enough love to last me a lifetime!
Thank God I'll never lose my imagination and my passion.
That's really what it is.
I'm still passionate about what I do.'
(Teena Marie, b. 1956)

Friday, 2 December 2011

Rumi 211: 'Mysterious Times'

("Mysterious Times" is a dance music song by German production group Sash. It features British singer Tina Cousins.)

'What comes into being
shall also withdraw
and disappear,
yet, paradoxically,
the essence remains unperturbed,
a constant stream
of raw consciousness,
as dictated by Time itself.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 25 November 2011

Rumi 210: 'Morning Star'

(N-Dubz are a British hip hop group from Camden Town, London.)

'Father, O father! what do we here
In this land of unbelief and fear?
The Land of Dreams is better far
Above the light of the morning star.'
(William Blake, 1757-1827)

Friday, 18 November 2011

Rumi 209: 'Disappointment'

(Kylie Ann Minogue (b.1968) is an Australian recording artist, songwriter, and actress.)

'Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal;
it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.'
(Eliza Tabor,1835-1914)

Friday, 11 November 2011

Rumi 208: Resolve

(Alizée Jacotey (b.21 August 1984) is a French singer.)

'I cannot change what will happen.
I can only change how I act in the face of it.'
(Robert Fanney)

Friday, 4 November 2011

Rumi 207: 'Stillness of the Mind'

'Let the stillness
of the mind
be your teacher
and your companion.

Let the stillness
of the mind
steer your consciousness
and intellect.

Let the stillness
of the mind
steer you to perceive
and experience things
beyond your station.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 28 October 2011

Rumi 206: 'This is My Life'

(Edward Maya (Eduard Marian Ilie)is a Romanian musician, producer, performer, and composer.)

'Follow your heart and your dreams will come true.'

Friday, 21 October 2011

Rumi 205: 'Cuba'

(The Gibson Brothers are a French based musical group.)

'Others go to bed with their mistresses;
I with my ideas.”
(Jose Julian Marti Perez, (Cuban Writer, 1853-95))

Friday, 14 October 2011

Rumi 204: We are all One.

(Jeff van Dyck is a Canadian video game music composer.)

'The Self says ‘I AM’...
'I AM' is the Way and the Truth and the Life
but the Ego says ‘I am this’
or ‘I am that,’
thus attaching itself only to a small portion
of the Vastness.'
(Ravi Ravindra)

Friday, 7 October 2011

Rumi 203: Paradise

(Coldplay are a British rock band.)

'I would prefer an intelligent hell to a stupid paradise.'
(Blaise Pascal, 1623-62)

Friday, 30 September 2011

Rumi 202: Grief

('fiN' is a Indie/Rock band based in London.)

'You never forget,
You learn to live with it,
The pain lingers on
Deep within your soul,
Making you stronger,
Strengthening your resolve
In ways you can't imagine,
You grieve everyday of your life,
Shedding tears of uncertainty
Until you are no more.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 23 September 2011

Rumi 201: Hidden Treasure

(Max Steiner (1888 – 1971) was an Austrian composer of music for theatre productions and films)

'I am the hidden treasure
of your past,
present and future,
awaiting to be discovered
from the mists of time.

Allow yourselves to become
the manifestation
of My eternal essence,
in a form most pleasing
and agreeable,
firmly rooted in the ocean
of eternal serenity...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 16 September 2011

Rumi 200: Being Alive

(Paul van Dyk (b.1971) is a German Electronic Dance Music DJ, musician and record producer.)

'I have listened.
And I have looked with open eyes.
I have poured my soul into the world,
seeking the unknown within the known.
And I sing out loud in amazement.'
(Rabindranath Tagore, 1861 –1941)

Friday, 2 September 2011

Rumi 199: The Past

(DJ Project is a Romanian dance music group.)

'Living is like tearing through a museum.
Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw,
thinking about it, looking it up in a book,
and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once.'
(Audrey Hepburn, 1929-93)

Friday, 26 August 2011

Rumi 198: Deception

(Adele Adkins (b.1988) is an English singer-songwriter.)

'The art of pleasing is the art of deception.'
(Marquis De Vauvenargues, 1715-47)

Friday, 19 August 2011

Rumi 197: Jealousy

(William Robert, "Will" Young (b.1979), is a British singer-songwriter and actor.)

'It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.'
(Lawrence Durrell, 1912-90)

Friday, 12 August 2011

Rumi 196: Perception

(Jean-Michel André Jarre (b.1948) is a French composer, performer and music producer.)

'If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.'
(William Blake, 1757-1827) 

Friday, 5 August 2011

Rumi 195: Darkness and Silence

'Where spirituality has departed from the soul,
that person becomes like a hollow vessel,
being swept away along the waves
in an eternal ocean of nothingness,
surrounded by nothing but complete darkness
and eerie silence.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 29 July 2011

Rumi 194: Belief

('Talk Talk' was an English musical group, active from 1981 to 1991.)

'Believe that life is worth living
and your belief will help create the fact.'
(William James, 1842-1910)

Friday, 22 July 2011

Rumi 193: Forbidden Fruit

(Paul van Dyk (b.1971) is a German Electronic Dance Music DJ, musician and record producer.)

'There is a charm about the forbidden
that makes it unspeakably desirable.'
(Mark Twain, 1835-1910)

Friday, 15 July 2011

Rumi 192: Love

(DJ Project is a Romanian dance group.)

'Love isn't finding a perfect person.
It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly.'
(Sam Keen)

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Rumi 191: Belief in a Higher Being

Buddha entered a village. A man asked him as he was entering the village, "Does God exist?"
He said, "No, absolutely no."

In the afternoon another man came and he asked, "Does God exist?"
And he said, "Yes, absolutely yes."

In the evening a third man came and he asked, "Does God exist?"
Buddha closed his eyes and remained utterly silent. The man also closed his eyes.
Something transpired in that silence.
After a few minutes the man touched Buddha's feet, bowed down, paid his respects and said,
"You are the first man who has answered my question."

Friday, 1 July 2011

Rumi 190: The Middle Way

(The Bee Gees are a musical UK group that was originally made up of three brothers: Barry, Robin,
and Maurice Gibb.)

'Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence,
but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence
to something that transcends them both;
this is an observation of the Middle Way.”
(Lucius Annaeus Seneca, ca. 4 BCE – 65 CE)

Friday, 24 June 2011

Rumi 189: Life

(U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin, formed in 1976)

'Life is a never-ending journey into the unknown...
just sit back and enjoy the ride.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 17 June 2011

Rumi 188

(Ladytron are an English electronic band from Liverpool, Merseyside, formed in 1999.)

If people are good only because they fear punishment,
and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”
(Albert Einstein, 1879-1955)

Friday, 10 June 2011

Rumi 187: Dreams

(Niraj Chag is a London-based musical artist and composer.)

'We grow great by dreams.
All big men (and women) are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day
or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.
Some of us let these great dreams die,
but others nourish and protect them;
nurse them through bad days
till they bring them to the sunshine and light
which comes always to those who sincerely hope
that their dreams will come true.'
(Woodrow Wilson, 1856 – 1924)

Friday, 3 June 2011

Rumi 186: Judas

(Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (b.1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American
 pop singer-songwriter.)

'Every great man nowadays has his disciples,
and it is always Judas who writes the biography.'
(Oscar Wilde,1854-1900)

Friday, 27 May 2011

Rumi 185: Faith

'Let your faith be like water,
a fluid with no boundaries,
and, yet, interchangeable in form.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 20 May 2011

Rumi 184: Existence

('End Transmission' by Zachary Martin, taken from the album Satellites by Technicolor Skies.)

'The timeless realm of existence
embraces you from all sides,
from deep within your consciousness;
open your hearts and minds
allowing Me to enter,
becoming One,
and so entering a new phase
of holy communion,
echoing its true splendour and glory
through all of eternity and beyond.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 13 May 2011

Rumi 183: The Heart

(Yanni, born in 1954 as Yiannis Hrysomallis in Greece, is a self-taught pianist, keyboardist, and composer.)

'What is uttered from the heart alone,
will win the hearts of others to your own.'
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832)

Friday, 6 May 2011

Rumi 182: Promiscuity

(Scooter are a German dance hardcore band founded in Hamburg.)

'Promiscuity is like never reading past the first page.
Monogamy is like reading the same book over and over.'
(Mason Cooley, 1927-2002)

Friday, 29 April 2011

Rumi 181: The Royal Wedding

'Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.'
(James C. Dobson, b. 1936)

Friday, 22 April 2011

Rumi 180: Perseverance

(Chipmunk is a British rapper. Chris Brown is an American singer.)

'Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.
Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.
If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.'
(Dale Breckenridge Carnegie, 1888-1955)

Friday, 15 April 2011

Friday, 8 April 2011

Rumi 178: Running from our Shadow

'We can all attempt to run from our circumstances, and life itself, but for how long?
You can never outrun your own shadow.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 1 April 2011

Rumi 177: Music, Dance and Poetry

(Jennifer Lynn Lopez (b.1969) is an American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality,
fashion designer and television producer.)

'There are many ways to access the divine within...music, dance,
poetry, meditation, silence and solitude...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 25 March 2011

Rumi 176

(Gokhan Ozen is a Turkish singer and songwriter.)

'Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument is an exchange of ignorance.'
(Verni Robert Quillen,1887-1948)

Friday, 18 March 2011

Rumi 175: Reality

('Motorcycle' is an American progressive house group.)

'The reality you reside in is only temporal,
a spatial illusion of your creative consciousness.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 11 March 2011

Rumi 174

(The Corrs are a Celtic folk rock band from Dundalk, Ireland.)

'I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.'
(Willian Butler Yeats, 1865-1939)

Friday, 4 March 2011

Rumi 173

(Chase and Status are an electronic production duo from London.)

'Your fear is your weakness.
Your immortality is your strength.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 25 February 2011

Rumi 172

(Coldplay are an English alternative rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland
at University College London.)

'Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.'
(Henry Van Dyke,1852-1933)

Friday, 18 February 2011

Rumi 171: Carl Jung on Libido

(Kesha Rose Sebert (b.1987), is an American pop singer and songwriter.)

'I think that one should view with philosophic admiration
the strange paths of libido, and should investigate
the purposes of its circuitous ways.'
(Carl Gustav Jung,1875-1961)

Friday, 11 February 2011

Rumi 170

(Taio Cruz is an English singer, songwriter and music producer.
Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, is an Australian pop singer, songwriter, and actress.)

'As we grow in higher consciousness,
we discover that it is more important to be the right person
than to find the right person.'
(Ken Keyes, Jr, 1921-95)

Friday, 4 February 2011

Rumi 169: Music Dedication to Raju (d.31.1.11)

Ratatat is a New York City electronic music duo consisting of Mike Stroud (guitar)
and producer Evan Mast (bass, synthesizers).

'Missing you old friend...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

'The day which we fear as our last
is but the birthday of eternity.'
(Anneo Lucius Seneca, mid-1st century AD)

Friday, 28 January 2011

Rumi 168

(Eluveitie is a folk metal band from Winterthur, Switzerland)

Let the gentle, fragrant breeze
of peace, love and compassion
spread to the four corners of the earth
and spiral into the heavens above
and beyond.

Let the gentle, fragrant breeze
of peace, love and compassion
issue down from the heavens above
to the four corners of the earth.

And those who resist this change
in their naivety,
will surely come to know
the error of their ways.
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 14 January 2011

Rumi 167

(Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (b.1951),known by his professional name Sting, is an English musician,
singer-songwriter, activist, actor and philanthropist.
Ahmed Khelifati Mohamed , known by his stage name Cheb Mami (b.1966) is an Algerian-born raï singer.)

'All men dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds,
wake in the day to find that it was vanity;
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act on their dreams with open eyes,
to make them possible.'
(T. E. Lawrence, 1888-1935)

Friday, 7 January 2011

Rumi 166

(Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (b.1975), better known as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish pop music singer-songwriter.
Ciara Princess Harris (b.1985) is an American recording artist, dancer, actress, and fashion model.)

'Love is unconditional and divine in its Essence...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

'Intense love does not measure, it just gives.'
(Mother Teresa, 1910-97)