Friday, January 21, 2011

Rumi: The Language of Life 8

Everything in the universe is within you.
Ask all from yourself.
  -- Rumi

Today's guidance from The Rumi Card Book:
Category: Warning ... Support patiently the disagreements inflicted by ignorant men. Fight against fools and you make matters worse: Keep calm.
From the book: "One of the essential features of a real seeker's life is to start humbly listening to the warnings--inner and outer--that the universe will always be trying to give to him or her. This takes true discrimination, what Jesus called "the wisdom of the Serpent," detachment from our own plans, and a constant willingness to listen to the often quiet and obvious instructions of the Divine."
Part 8 from the Bill Moyers Series "The Language of Life" and includes small poems and the interview between Moyers and Barks. Barks is joined by Robert Bly


  1. Interestingly, the quotes bear a bit of relationship to a Rilke poem at A Year With Rilke about knowing what it means to be defeated by greater forces vs choosing small for even smaller victories.

  2. Isn't it amazing how consistent the messages are of the great mystics?

  3. it is amazing -- and awesome.

    And I am loving this series.

    Thank you!