Thursday, May 17, 2007

"Love and reputation"

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Love and reputation, brother,
are not in harmony:
don't stand at the door of reputation, if you are a lover.

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`Eshq o nâmus ay berâdar râst nist
bar dar-e nâmus ay `âsheq mah-'ist


-- Mathnawi VI: 612
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
(Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra)

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1 comment:

irving said...

That is the real truth as far as reputations go, which are really a prison of other people's opinions of you.

Ya Haqq!