Rumi on Internal Sense

“Study me as much as you like, you will never know me, for I differ a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes, and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.”

-Rumi

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Posted on July 14, 2012, in Quotes and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. i like it, it’s like don’t judge me, just accept me the way i am, cause you’ll never truly understand anyone other than yourself

  2. I agree. I think that, in a profound way, he is addressing the fundamental “invisibility” of the human subject. The sense in which the human subject is not reducible to their externality–their physical appearance and actions–but instead lives in a realm that is essentially distinct from the objectified world.

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