“Don’t search for heaven and hell in the future. Both are now present. Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven. Whenever we fight, hate, we are in hell.” – Shams Tabrizi
"I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy - myself.
“Bahlul, the wise fool happened to meet the caliph Harun al-Rashid. ‘Where are you coming from like this, Bahlul?’ the ruler asked him. ‘From hell’ was the prompt reply. ‘What were you doing there?’ Bahlul explained, ‘Fire was needed, Sire, so I thought of going to Hell to ask if they could spare a little. But the fellow in charge there said, ‘We have no fire here.’ ... – Shaykh Muzaffer ( inspirational motivational spirituality spiritual sufi sufism wisdom love poetry poem rumi quotes…
“A certain person came to the Friend’s door and knocked. ‘Who’s there?’ ‘It’s me.’ The Friend answered, ‘Go away. There’s no place for raw meat at this table.’ The individual went wandering for a year. Nothing but the fire of separationcan can change hypocrisy and ego. The person returned completely cooked, walked up and down in front of the Friend’s house, gently knocked. ‘Who is it?’ ‘You.’ ‘Please come in, my Self, there’s no place in this house for two.'” – Rumi