Strength. Vigor.

() Only through prayer can you receive this strength, this vigor. () Our Lady of Medjugorie, August 19, 1988. Words from Heaven, P.290.

When you are a source of milk, why are you milking another?
An endless fountain of milk is within you:
why are you seeking milk with a pail?
You are a lake with a channel to the Sea:
be ashamed to seek water from a pool; (...)

Rumi, Mathnawi V, 1064-1072, quoted in: Helminski, Kabir (2000). The Rumi Collection. P.81.

Even if you're not a seeker,
still, folow us, keep searching with us.
Even if you don't know how
to play and sing,
you'll become like us;
with us you'll start singing and dancing.
One candle of this gathering
is worth a hundred candles; its light is as great.
Either you are alive or dead.
You'll come back to life with us.

Unbind your feet.
Show the rose garden-
start laughing with your whole body,
like rose, like us.

Put on the mantle for a moment
and see the ones whose hearts are alive.
Then, throw out your satin dresses
and cover yourself with a cloak, like us. (...)

Rumi, quoted in: Helminski, Kabir (2000). The Rumi Collection. P.92-93.

Bring a hundred sacks of gold and God will say, "Bring the heart."
And if you bring a dead heart carried like a coffin on your
    shoulders, God will say, "O, cheat! Is this a graveyard?
    Bring the live heart! Bring the live heart!"

Rumi, quoted in: Helminski, Kabir (2000). The Rumi Collection. P.95.

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