Wednesday, August 23, 2006

"Stop Struggling!"

Since you saw this spring, why didn't
you become water?
Since you saw the Friend near, why do
you still have love for yourself?
Since you are in the shop of the sweet-seller,
why this bitter look?
Since you are swimming in the river of life,
why are you dry and miserable?
Don't be stubborn, do not flee from happiness.

You are imprisoned in a net from which
you can't escape,
Stop struggling! Stop struggling!

-- Ghazal (Ode) 638
"Breathing Truth - Quotations from Jalaluddin Rumi"
Selected and Translated by Muriel Maufroy
Sanyar Press - London, 1997

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

درود بر شما
با سپاس بي كران از زحمات شما
بسيار زيبا بود