RUMI and SHAMS on dying before you die

Every breath is a chance to be reborn spiritually.
But to be reborn into a new life, you have to die before dying.
~ Shams (allegedly)

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If you die in this love your soul will be renewed.
Die, die, don’t fear the death of that which is known.
If you die to the temporal you will become timeless.
Die, die, cut off those chains that hold you prisoner to the world of attachment.

Die, die, die to the deathless and you will be eternal.
Die, die, come out of this cloud.
When you leave the cloud,
you will be the effulgent moon
Die, die, die to the din and noise of mundane concerns.

In the silence of love you will find the spark of life.

~ Rumi

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