Rumi quote on Pain and Sorrow

Rumi quote on Pain and Sorrow
Rumi quote on Pain and Sorrow

Rumi(1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Rumi has been described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States. His work has been translated in many languages around the world. All Rumi quotes are very inspirational and motivational. The English interpretations of Rumi’s poetry by Coleman Barks have sold more than half a million copies worldwide.

Below is a Rumi quote on Pain and Sorrow.
This Rumi quote on Pain and Sorrow is very inspirational and full of encouragement. Therefore sharing with you, let us know your thought’s on it.

I said: what about my eyes?
God said: Keep them on the road.
I said: what about my passion?
God said: Keep it burning.
I said: what about my heart?
God said: Tell me what you hold inside it?
I said: pain and sorrow?
He said: ..stay with it.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

~ Rumi

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  1. What a beautiful and timely quote! Thank you for sharing it, as well as offering direction to finding more like it. Great way to start my day!


  2. I love Rumi!

    β€œSilence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don’t walk into the river. Listen to the ocean, and bring your talk to an end. Traditional words are just babbling in that presence, and babbling is a substitute for sight.”


  3. Interesting blog you have here. I’ve been poking around it for a while today. I note you have been to mine and are now following – thanks )


  4. “stay” with it?
    What does that mean?? Really, it could mean anything. I suspect that there may be a historic translation issue?????????? I know nothing of such issues, however this use of vague language seems too airy or nondescript.

    Thanks. Great blog!


  5. I am enjoying your blog and thanks for following mine. I love the quote from Rumi. What a beautiful perspective. I wish I could ask my grandma if she read Rumi.


  6. Great quote…Here’s one of my favs. “Create a great day in spite of yourself!!’ You can use it if you want to. lol


  7. Rumi is my favorite poet of all time–I was introduced to him by Robert Bly, in his book, “Iron John: A Book about Men”, in which he cites this Coleman Barks translation of a Rumi poem:

    “Come to the garden in spring,
    There is wine, and sweethearts in the pomegranate blossoms.
    If you do not come, these do not matter.
    If you do come, these do not matter.”

    From there, I bought “The Essential Rumi”, by Coleman Barks.

    There is much debate about the accuracy of Coleman Barks’ translations of Rumi’s work. But Coleman Barks’ translations are a good place to start.


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