Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Did I Not Say to You?

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

“Go not there, for I am your Friend.
In this mirage of annihilation,
I am the Fountain of life.
Even though in anger you depart
A hundred thousand years from Me,
In the end you will come to Me,
For I am your goal.
Did I not Say to you,
“Be not content with worldly forms,
For I am the Fashioner of the tabernacle of your contentment”?
Did I not Say to you, “I am the Sea and you are a single fish;
Go not to dry land, for I am your crystal Sea”?
Did I not Say to you, “Go not like birds to the snare.
Come, for I am the Power of flight and your wings and feet”?
Did I not Say to you, “They will waylay you and make you cold,
For I am the Fire, and Warmth and Heat of your desire”?
Did I not Say to you, “They will implant in you ugly qualities,
So that you will forget that I am the Source of purity to you”?
Did I not Say to you, “Do not say from what direction
The servant’s affairs come into order.
I am the Creator without directions”?
If you are the lamp of the heart,
Know where the road is to the House;
And if you are god-like of Attribute,
Then know that I am your Master.”

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


2 comments:

  1. Love Rumi, I have some in my collection

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    1. Then you will likely love Omara Khayyam, Sa'si Shirazi and Shams Tabriz as they are better known in the West.

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