Tuesday, May 08, 2007




Patience shown to the unworthy
is the means of polishing the worthy:
wherever a heart exists, patience purifies it.

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Sabr bâ nâ ahl ahlân-râ jalâst
sabr sâfi mi konad har kojâ delist

-- Mathnawi VI: 2041
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight"
Threshold Books, 1994
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra

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