En Fihi Ma Fihi, al mismísimo comienzo, Rumi cita una frase del propio Muhammad que ha pasado al lenguaje común y ha sido convertida en proverbio, sabiamente transmitida de boca en boca. Se comenta que Muhammad dijo: “El peor de los sabios es el que visita a un príncipe; el mejor príncipe es el que visita a un sabio.”

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When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of distress and anxiety.

If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, without pain.

From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me.

There is a great secret in this for anyone who can grasp it.”

You see, we all have moments of deep inspiration to do great work in this world.

Write a book. Create art. Start a business. Support a charitable cause.

Whatever that may be for you, this inspiration doesn’t come FROM us…

… Instead, it comes THROUGH us.

It’s as though the Universe has selected you specifically to bring that great work into the world.

But here’s the problem—When we get inspired, many of us go into stress-mode as we force ourselves to chase that goal tirelessly


When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of distress and anxiety.

El ser humano es una casa de huéspedes.
Cada mañana un nuevo recién llegado.
Una alegría, una tristeza, una maldad
Cierta conciencia momentánea llega
Como un visitante inesperado.
¡Dales la bienvenida y recíbelos a todos!
Incluso si fueran una muchedumbre de lamentos,
Que vacían tu casa con violencia
Aún así, trata a cada huésped con honor
Puede estar creándote el espacio
Para un nuevo deleite
Al pensamiento oscuro, a la vergüenza, a la malicia,
Recíbelos en la puerta riendo
E invítalos a entrar
Sé agradecido con quien quiera que venga
Porque cada uno ha sido enviado
Como un guía del más allá.

El ser humano es una casa de huéspedes.

What is Poison?
He replied with a beautiful answer – Anything which is more than our necessity is Poison. It may be Power, Wealth, Hunger, Ego, Greed, Laziness, Love, Ambition, Hate or anything
What is fear…..?
Non acceptance of uncertainty.
If we accept that uncertainty, it becomes adventure…!
What is envy ?
Non acceptance of good in others
If we accept that good, it becomes inspiration…!
What is Anger?
Non acceptance of things which are beyond our control.
If we accept, it becomes tolerance…!
What is hatred?
Non acceptance of person as he is.
If we accept person unconditionally, it becomes love…!

Rumi’s answer to questions asked by a disciple

A Year of Rumi






When the great Sufi mystic and poet Jalal-ud-Din Rumi died at sunset in Konya, southern Turkey, on December 17, 1273, he had composed over 3,500 odes, 2,000 quatrains, and a vast spiritual epic called the Mathnawai. Now with A Year of Rumi from acclaimed Rumi scholar Andrew Harvey, you will receive a hand-selected poem from this incredible visionary’s life work every day for the next year (365 poems total.)

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