Tuesday, January 22, 2008

[Sunlight] Sincere weeping



When I cause anyone to weep, My mercy is aroused:
the one with tears drinks of My bounty.
If I don't wish to give,
then I don't show him the gift he desires;
but when I have contracted his heart with grief,
I open it with joy.
My mercy is dependent on that sincere weeping:
when he weeps, waves rise from the sea of My mercy.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Chon be-geryânam be-jushad rahmatam
ân khorushendeh be-nushad ne`matam
Gar na-khvâham dâd khvod na-namâyamash
chonesh kardam basteh-del be-goshâyamash
Rahmatam mawquf-e ân khvosh gerye-hâst
chon geryest az bahr-e rahmat mawj khâst

-- Mathnawi II: 373-375
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight"
Threshold Books, 1994
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra



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