Thursday, 6 September 2012

Increase the Thirst

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

“It was Mary’s painful need that made the infant Jesus
Begin to speak from the cradle.
Whatever grew has grown for the sake of those in need,
So that a seeker might find the thing he sought.
If God Most High has Created the Heavens,
He has Created them for the purpose of satisfying needs.
Wherever a pain is, that is where the cure goes;
Wherever poverty is, that's where provision goes.
Wherever a difficult question is,
That is where the answer goes;
Wherever a ship is, water goes to it.
Do not seek the water; increase your thirst,
So water may gush forth from above and below.
Until the tender-throated babe is born,
How should the milk for it
Flow from the mother's breast?”

Mawlana Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi (q.s.), Matsnawi


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