Yunus Emre Quotes

Yunus Emre Quotes

Yunus Emre is a well-known Poet from Turkey living between the years 1240 AC between 1321 and 1240 AC.

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Biography

He was a Turkish poet. He was among the first poets to be associated with Turkish mystics. Yunus Emres’ poems are extremely popular both in Turkey as well as the West.

It is well-known that it was his student of Taptuk Baba, an instructor of Barak Baba, and Sari Saltuk’s student. This implies it is possible that Yunus Emre likely was a qalandar dervish. This is what his poetry also pointed towards.

The majority of his days are believed to have taken place as a student of Haji Bektash.

According to Bektashi sources Vilayetname, Yunus Emre is a burial place in the village of Sarikoy that is now named Yunus Emre and is situated within the province of Eskisehir.

Best famous Yunus Emre quotes. These are the most famous and most well-known Yunus Emre quotes.

Yunus Emre Quotes

“I am the drop that contains the ocean”
― Yunus Emre


“I tried to make sense of the Four Books,
until love arrived,
and it all became a single syllable.”
― Yunus Emre


“Don’t let me wander from Your love,
Don’t let me leave Your door,
And if I lose myself,
Let me find myself with You.”
― Yunus Emre


“Your love has wrested me away from me,
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
Day and night I burn, gripped by agony,
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
I find no great joy in being alive,
If I cease to exist, I would not grieve,
The only solace I have is your love,
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
Lovers yearn for you, but your love slays them,
At the bottom of the sea it lays them,
It has God’s images-it displays them;
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
Let me drink the wine of love sip by sip,
Like Mecnun, live in the hills in hardship,
Day and night, care for you holds me in its grip,
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
Even if, at the end, they make me die
And scatter my ashes up to the shy,
My pit would break into this outcry:
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
“Yunus Emre the mystic” is my name,
Each passing day fans and rouses my flame,
What I desire in both worlds in the same:
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.”
― Yunus Emre: Yunus Emre Quotes


“A single word can brighten the face
of one who knows the value of words.
Ripened in silence, a single word
acquires a great energy for work.
War is cut short by a word,
and a word heals the wounds,
and there’s a word that changes
poison into butter
and honey.
Let a word mature inside yourself.
Withhold the unripened thought.
Come and understand the kind of word
that reduces money and riches to dust.
Know when to speak a word
and when not to speak at all.
A single word turns the universe of hell
into eight paradises.
Follow the Way. Don’t be fooled
by what you already know. Be watchful.
Reflect before you speak.
A foolish mouth can brand your soul.
Yunus, say one last thing
about the power of words –
Only the word “I”
divides me from God.”
― Yunus Emre


“If I told you about a land of love…would you swallow it as a remedy?”
― Yunus Emre


“To love the world is to be afflicted.”
― Yunus Emre


“Knowledge should mean a full grasp of knowledge:
Knowledge means to know yourself, heart and soul.
If you have failed to understand yourself,
Then all of your reading has missed its call.”
― Yunus Emre


“Sufilere sohbet gerek
Ahilere ahret gerek
Mecnunlara Leyla gerek
Bana seni gerek seni”
― Yunus Emre


“When love arrives, all needs and flaws are gone.”
― Yunus Emre, Yunus Emre: A Turkish Poet and Sufi Mystic


“Hak cihâna tolıdur kimseler Hakk’ı bilmez / Anı sen senden iste o senden ayru olmaz.”
― Yunus Emre


“Ölür ise ten ölür, canlar ölesi değil”
(Only the body dies, souls can never be slain)”
― Yunus Emre: A Turkish Poet and Sufi Mystic


“To be real on this path you must be humble —
If you look down at others you’ll get pushed down the stairs.

If your heart goes around on high, you fly far from this path.
There’s no use hiding it —
What’s inside always leaks outside.

Even the one with the long white beard, the one who looks so wise —
If he breaks a single heart, why bother going to Mecca?
If he has no compassion, what’s the point?

My heart is the throne of the Beloved,
the Beloved the heart’s destiny:
Whoever breaks another’s heart will find no homecoming
in this world or any other.

The ones who know say very little
while the beasts are always speaking volumes;
One word is enough for one who knows.

If there is any meaning in the holy books, it is this:
Whatever is good for you, grant it to others too —

Whoever comes to this earth migrates back;
Whoever drinks the wine of love
understands what I say —

Yunus, don’t look down at the world in scorn —


Keep your eyes fixed on your Beloved’s face,
then you will not see the bridge
on Judgment Day.”
― Yunus Emre, The Drop That Became the Sea: Lyric Poems


“We entered the house of realization,
we witnessed the body.

The whirling skies, the many-layered earth,
the seventy-thousand veils,
we found in the body.

The night and the day, the planets,
the words inscribed on the Holy Tablets,
the hill that Moses climbed, the Temple,
and Israfil’s trumpet, we observed in the body.

Torah, Psalms, Gospel, Quran —
what these books have to say,
we found in the body.

Everybody says these words of Yunus
are true. Truth is wherever you want it.
We found it all within the body.”
― Yunus Emre, The Drop That Became the Sea: Lyric Poems


“If I told you about a land of love,
friend, would you follow me and come?
In that land are vineyards,
that yield a deadly wine –
no glass can hold it.
Would you swallow it as a remedy?”
― Yunus Emre, The Drop That Became the Sea: Lyric Poems


“I haven’t come here to settle down.
I’ve come here to depart.
I am a merchant with lots of goods,
selling to whoever will buy.
I didn’t come to create any problems,
I’m only here to love.
A Heart makes a good home for the Friend.
I’ve come to build some hearts.
I’m a little drunk from this Friendship —
Any lover would know the shape I’m in.
I’ve come to exchange my twoness,
to disappear in One.
He is my teacher. I am his servant.
I am a nightingale in His garden.
I’ve come to the Teacher’s garden
to be happy and die singing.
They say “Souls which know each other here,
know each other there.”
I’ve come to know a Teacher
and to show myself as I am.”
― Yunus Emre, The Drop That Became the Sea: Lyric Poems


“İşitin ey yârenler,
Kıymetli nesnedir aşk.
Değmelere bitinmez,
Hürmetli nesnedir aşk.

Dağa düşer kül eyler,
Gönüllere yol eyler,
Sultanları kul eyler,
Hikmetli nesnedir aşk.

Denizleri kaynatır,
Mevce gelir oynatır.
Kayaları söyletir,
Kuvvetli nesnedir aşk.

Akılları şaşırır,
Deryalara düşürür.
Nice ciğer pişirir,
Key odlu nesnedir aşk.

Miskin Yunus n’eylesin?
Derdin kime söylesin?
Varsın dostu toylasın,
Lezzetli nesnedir aşk.”
― Yunus Emre, Yunus Emre Divanı


“We became a trickle that grew into a river.”
― Yunus Emre, The Drop That Became the Sea: Lyric Poems

 

“Ölür ise ten ölür, canlar ölesi değil”
― Yunus Emre, Yunus Emre: Sufi Poet in Love


“Your love has wrested me away from me,
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
Day and night I burn, gripped by agony,
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
I find no great joy in being alive,
If I cease to exist, I would not grieve,
The only solace I have is your love,
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
Lovers yearn for you, but your love slays them,
At the bottom of the sea it lays them,
It has God’s images-it displays them;
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
Let me drink the wine of love sip by sip,
Like Mecnun, live in the hills in hardship,
Day and night, care for you holds me in its grip,
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
Even if, at the end, they make me die
And scatter my ashes up to the shy,
My pit would break into this outcry:
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
“Yunus Emre the mystic” is my name,
Each passing day fans and rouses my flame,
What I desire in both worlds is the same:
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave…”
― Yunus Emre


“Ko ölmek endîşesin ‘âşık ölmez bâkîdür
Ölmek senün nen ola çün cânun İlâhîdür

Ölümden ne korkarsın korkma ebedî varsın
Çün kim işe yararsın bu söz fâsid da’vîdür”
― Yunus Emre


“not here (in the world) for a cause
here for love
lover’s nest is the heart
(I’m) here to make one”
― Yunus Emre


“Ask those who know,
what’s this soul within the flesh?
Reality’s own power.
What blood fills these veins?

Thought is an errand boy,
fear a mine of worries.
These sighs are love’s clothing.
Who is the Khan on the throne?

Give thanks for His unity.
He created when nothing existed.
And since we are actually nothing,
what are all of Solomon’s riches?

Ask Yunus and Taptuk
what the world means to them.
The world won’t last.
What are You? What am I?”
― Yunus Emre, The Drop That Became the Sea: Lyric Poems


“Der geliebte Freund des Freunds des Herrn,
Uwais al-Qarani im Lande Jemen.
Er lügt niemals, er ißt niemals Verbot’nes,
Uwais al-Qarani im Lande Jemen.

Er stand früh auf und ging auf seinem Pfade,
gedenkend Gottes tausend und ein Male,
“Allah, Allah!” sprache er, Kamele leitend,
Uwais al-Qarani im Lande Jemen.”
― Yunus Emre


“A single word can brighten the face
of one who knows the value of words.
Ripened in silence, a single word
acquires a great energy for work.

War is cut short by a word,
and a word heals the wounds,
and there’s a word that changes
poison into butter and honey.

Let a word mature inside yourself.
Withhold the unripened thought.
Come and understand the kind of word
that reduces money and riches to dust.

Know when to speak a word
and when not to speak at all.
A single word turns the universe of hell
into eight paradises.

Follow the Way. Don’t be fooled
by what you already know. Be watchful.
Reflect before you speak.
A foolish mouth can brand your soul.

Yunus, say one last thing
about the power of words —
Only the word “I”
divides me from God.”
― Yunus Emre, The Drop That Became the Sea: Lyric Poems


“Go and let it be known to all lovers:
I am the man who gave his heart to love.
I turn into a wild duck of passion,
I am the one who takes the swiftest dive.

From the waves of the sea I take water
And offer it all the way to the skies.
In adoration, like a cloud, I soar
I am the one who flies to heavens above.

He who says he sees, doesn’t, though he vows;
That man doesn’t know if he claims he knows.
He alone is the One who knows and shows.
I am the man who has become love’s slave.

For true lovers, this land is Paradise;
Those who know find mansions and palaces;
Wonder struck and adoring like Moses,
I remain on Mount Sinai where I thrive.

Yunus is my name, I’m out of my mind.
Love serves as my guide to the very end.
All alone, toward the majestic Friend
I walk kissing the ground-and I arrive.”
― Yunus Emre

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