'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)

Friday, 9 December 2016

Rumi 349: 'Dream Roads'

'Life is a beautiful illusion...experience it to the fullest...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Monday, 19 September 2016

Rumi 345: 'Indifference'

'Be content and accepting of the things we receive in life, be they good or bad...It is this indifference that will take you to a higher plane of awareness...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Rumi 344: 'The Greatest' (Sia)

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Rumi 328: 'Fear No One'

'Fear no one or thing, and you will succeed in life...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Rumi 327: 'Lola Yuldasheva Kel'

Rumi 326: 'Leaving Your Religion' (0)

'Belief is personal, unique and sacred, and should remain so...
No distinctions should be made on account of one's beliefs...
Believers, atheists and agnostics are all part of the same family.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Rumi 325: 'Jealousy'

'Jealousy is a cancer that consumes a person from within,
destroying his/her ability to discern right from wrong...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Rumi 324: 'Emotions'

(Owl City is an American electronica project.)

'It is very difficult to express the abstract (e.g. emotions, love, feelings, etc.) by the written word...'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 19 February 2016

Rumi 323: 'True Love'

(Sean Paul, is a Jamaican dancehall ragga hip hop recording artist, musician, producer and actor.)

'True love is sacred, in all it forms and manifestations...
recognise and appreciate it...
liberating you from the tyranny of ignorance
and false perceptions...'
(Cyrus Rumi)