Tuesday, April 15, 2008

[Sunlight] "That knowledge depended on this journeying"



The seeker said to himself,
"If I'd known the real meaning of this being with God,
how should I have gone searching for Him?
But that knowledge depended on this journeying:
that knowing can't be gained by thinking,
no matter how precise."


Ba`d az ân guyad "Agar dânastami
in ma`iyat-râ kay U-râ jostami
Dânesh ân bud mawquf-e safar
na-âyad ân dânesh be-tizi fekr"

-- Mathnawi VI:4183-4184
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra




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