Saturday, June 17, 2006

Don’t look at your form


Don’t look at your form

Don’t look at your form, however ugly or beautiful.
Look at love and at the aim of your quest.

O you whose lips are parched, keep looking for water.
Those parched lips are proof that eventually you will
reach the source.

-- Mathnawvi, III: 1438/1440
Breathing Truth - Quotations from Jalaluddin Rumi
Selected and Translated by Muriel Maufroy
Sanyar Press - London, 1997

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