rumi spiritual quotes = 10

Listen!    Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell,

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for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend.

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When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.

 
Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi 
(1207 – 1273 )
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A moment of happiness,

you and I sitting on the verandah,

apparently two,

but one in soul, you and I.

We feel the flowing water of life here,

you and I, with the garden’s beauty

and the birds singing.

The stars will be watching us,

and we will show them

what it is to be a thin crescent moon.

You and I unselfed, will be together,

indifferent to idle speculation, you and I.

The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar

as we laugh together, you and I.

In one form upon this earth,

and in another form in a timeless sweet land.

 
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi 
(1207 – 1273 )