Four Streams of a Lover

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

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

“A lover has four streams inside,
Of water, wine, honey, and milk.
Find those in yourself and pay no attention,
To what so-and-so says about such-and-such.
The rose does not care,
If someone calls it a thorn, or a jasmine.
Ordinary eyes categorise human beings.
That one is a Zoroastrian.  This one a Muslim.
Walk instead with the other vision Given to you,
Your first eyes.  Bow to the Essence,
In a human being.  Do not be content,
With judging people good and bad.
Grow out of that.
The Great Blessing is that Shams,
Has poured a strength into the ground
That lets us wait and trust the waiting.”


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