“The treasure that we are looking for is hidden in our house”

There once was a man who inherited money and estates: he squandered all and was left destitute and miserable. Inherited wealth indeed does not remain faithful to its new owner, since it was parted against its will from the deceased one. Just because the heir got it easily, he does not know its value; for he never made haste to work, toil and earn it. Continue reading ““The treasure that we are looking for is hidden in our house””

Hardest thing to bear Rumi Quotes


A sober-minded man said to Jesus, “What is the hardest to bear of all things in existence?”
He replied,” O (my dear) soul, the hardest is God’s anger, on account of which Hell is trembling as we (are).”
He said, “What is the security against this anger of God?” 
Jesus said, “To abandon your own anger at once.”

Translated by R.A.Nicholson
Mathnawi IV- 113-115

Rumi on work

Rumi Quotes on work
(Do not say to yourself), “So-and-so suddenly found a treasure; I would like the same:neither work nor shop (for me)!”
That (discovery of treasure) is Fortune’s doing (a piece of luck), and moreover it is rare: one must earn a living so long as the body is able.
How does earning a livelihood prevent the (discovery of) treasure? Do not retire from work: that (treasure), indeed, is (following) behind (the work).
Mathnawi II 733-735
Translated by R.A.Nicholson
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The First Eighteen Verses of Rumi’s Masnevi

“The first eighteen verses of Rumi’s Masnevi are like an entrance to his great villa where he welcomes his guests and gives them the keys of the rooms without which the guests might get lost and falter in the corridors of his grand villa- the Masnevi. If you intend to enter the building, you should surrender humbly to the spiritual entertainment he offers at the entrance. The first eighteen verses are the summary of the six volumes of the Masnevi.”
Prof. Erkan Turkmen

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Rumi quotes on the grief of the dead

That captain of mankind (The Prophet,pbuh) has said truly that no one who has passed away from this world

Feels sorrow and regret and disappointment on account of death;nay, but he feels a hundred regrets for having missed the opportunity,


Saying (to himself), “why did not I make death my object-(death, which is) the store-house of every fortune and every provision-

(And why),through seeing double, did I make the lifelong object of my attention those phantoms that vanished at the fated hour?”

The grief of the dead is not on account of death; it is because (so they say)”we dwelt upon the (phenomenal) forms,

And this we did not perceive, that those are (mere) form and foam, (and that) the foam is moved and fed by the Sea.”

From Masnawi VI-1450-1455
Translated by R.A.N and simplified by Saim Kayadibi