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Aïda Touré

Outward blindnessis the gift of true lovers.From not-seeing, a rose;its fragrance draws uscloser to His Presence.Many ways to the Way!Let us say no more.Now: the revolving. — Aïda Touré, Nocturnal Light: Sufi Poems. (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, April 24, 2012)

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Rumi

When the ocean comes to you as a lover, marry, at once, quickly, for God’s sake! Don’t postpone it! Existence has no better gift. No amount of searching will find this. A perfect falcon, for no reason, has landed on your shoulder, and become yours. — Rumi, “No Better Gift,” Rumi the Book of Love… Continue reading Rumi

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Rumi

Surge like an ocean, don’t scatter yourself like a storm. Life’s waters flow from darkness. Search the darkness, don’t run from it. Night travelers are full of light, and you are, too; don’t leave this companionship. — Rumi, from “Search the Darkness,” Love Is a Stranger (Shambhala, 2000)

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Hazrat Inayat Khan

The sound of water is deep, its form is serpent-like, its color green, and it is best heard in the roaring of the sea. The sound of fire is high pitched, its form is curled, and its color is red. It is heard in the falling of the thunderbolt and in a volcanic eruption. The… Continue reading Hazrat Inayat Khan

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