Wednesday, February 28, 2007

"The sea is seeking you"


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Silence is the sea, and speech is like the river.
The sea is seeking you: don't seek the river.
Don't turn your head away from the signs offered by the sea.

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Khâmoshi bahrast va goftan hamcho ju
bahr mi juyad torâ ju-râ ma-ju
Az eshârât-hâ-ye daryâ sar ma-tâb
khatm kon wa-Allâhu a`lam bi-al-sawâb

-- Mathnawi IV:2062-2063
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyل Monastra

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1 comment:

Irving said...

A lovely Rumi quote :) We learn nothing when speaking, only in silence are the mysteries revealed, inshallah.

Ya Haqq!