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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