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In the future you will not clothe the naked, because everyone will be clothed in eternal light. You will not bury the dead because everyone wil be living life without end.
If men would steadily observe realities only, and not allow themselves to be deluded, life, to compare it with such things as we know, would be like a fairy tale and the Arabian Night’s Entertainments. If we respected only what is inevitable and has a right to be, music and poetry would resound along the streets.
The whole duty of man in this Day is to attain that share of the flood of grace which God poureth forth for him. Let none, therefore, consider the largeness or smallness of the receptacle.
O God, deliver me from the multitude of words within my own soul.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.
It is merely that when a man has found something which he prefers to life, he then for the first time begins to live.
The usual excuse of those who hurt others is that they do it for their own good.
Die before you die.
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
The “resurrection” is not of the so-called dead, but of the living who are “dead” in the sense of never having entered upon true life.
You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
But to come to the land of love, you must pass through the pains of death, for to love persons means to die to the need for persons, and to be utterly alone.
If God said,” Rumi pay homage to everything that has helped you enter my arms,” there would not be one experience of my life, not one thought, not one feeling, not any act, I would not bow to.
Such is the nature of man, that for your first gift, he prostrates himself; for your second, kisses your hand; for the third, fawns; for the fourth, just nods his head once; for the fifth, becomes too familiar; for the sixth, insults you; and for the seventh, sues you because he was not given enough.