Thursday, November 22, 2007

[Sunlight] Always give thanks to God for His bounties



Gratitude to the benefactor is certainly the same
as gratitude to God, since it was Divine favor that
caused beneficence to be bestowed.
To be ungrateful to the giver is to be ungrateful to God,
for surely his right to gratitude results from God's right.
Always give thanks to God for His bounties,
and always give thanks and praise to the Master.
Though a mother's tenderness comes from God,
still it is a sacred duty and a worthy task to serve her well.

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Shokr-e u shokr-e Khodâ bâshad yaqin
chon beh-ehsân kard tawfiqesh qarin
Tark-e shokresh tark-e shokr-e Haqq bovad
haqq-e u lâ shakk be-Haqq molhaq bovad
Shokr mi kon mar Khodâ-râ dar ne`am
niz mi kon shokr o zekr-e Khvâjeh ham
Rahmat-e mâdar agar cheh az Khodâst
khedmat-e u ham farizeh-st o sazâst

-- Mathnawi VI:3254-3257
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
(Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra)



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