'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 December 2015

Rumi 322: 'Never Give Up'

('X Ambassadors' is an American alternative rock band.)

'Never give up on life, and 'Life' will never give up on you...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 25 December 2015

Rumi 321: 'Thought For The Day'

(Jillian Rose Bank is an American singer and songwriter.)

'There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth:
1) not going all the way, and
2) not starting.'
(The Buddha)

'Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.'

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Rumi 320: 'Enjoyment'

(Jillian Rose Banks (b.1988)is an American singer and songwriter.)

'Enjoy the mystery, and the sanctity of love that simply exists in living your life...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Rumi 313: 'Fun'

'Fun can be very spiritual...Not many people know that...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Rumi 312: 'Caged'

To be human is to keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence, 
hollering, 'What's it for?'
(Robert Fulghum, b.1937)

Friday, 17 July 2015

Rumi 311: 'Celebration of Differences'

'In our work and in our living,
we must recognize that difference
is a reason for celebration and growth,
rather than a reason for destruction'
(Audre Lorde, 1934-1992)

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Rumi 310: 'Never Let Go'

('RHODES' is a British musician, singer and songwriter.)

'Never let go of the hand that helped you up when you were down,
show appreciation to those that show compassion to you.'
(Rashida Rowe)

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Rumi 309: 'Freedom'

(Blancmange are an English synthpop band who came to prominence with a string of hits in the early to mid-1980s.)

'Freedom of thought and expression are important if we are to grow, mature and evolve as human beings...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Rumi 308: 'Karma'


How people treat you is their karma;
how you react is yours.'
(Wayne Dyer, b.1940)

Monday, 11 May 2015

Rumi 307: 'Sharing Love and Kindness'

'Life is about sharing, caring and loving-kindness ... and if there is a God, I'm sure your work will not go unappreciated...And if there is no God, you will still have contributed to the society you live in... That's what life is all about...You don't need to be religious or a saint to be a good caring person ... '
(Cyrus Rumi)

Monday, 13 April 2015

Rumi 306: 'Addiction'

(Edward Christopher, "Ed" Sheeran (b.1991), is an English singer-songwriter and musician.)

'Every form of addiction is bad,
no matter whether the narcotic
be alcohol,
morphine or idealism.'
(Carl Jung , 1875-1961)

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 that...it 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)