Thursday, April 24, 2008

[Sunlight] No ruin is empty of treasure



You may despair of finding a true friend of God;
but since the treasure does exist in this world,
consider no ruin empty of treasure.
Go to every dervish at random,
and when you find the sign of a true saint,
keep his company regularly.
If the inner eye has not been granted to you,
always think that treasure could be in anybody.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Chonke ganji hast dar `âlam ma-ranj
hich viran-râ ma-dân khâli ze ganj
Qasd-e har darvish mi-kon az gazâf
chon neshân yâbi be-jedd mi-kon tavâf
Chon terâ ân chashm-e bâten bin na-bud
ganj mi pandâr andar har vojud

-- Mathnawi II: 2153-2155
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight"
Threshold Books, 1994
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra




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