Tuesday, December 08, 2009

[Sunlight] "The owner of the heart"


The Prophet said, "God doesn't pay attention to your outer form:
so in your improvising, seek the owner of the Heart."
God says, "I regard you through the owner of the Heart,
not because of prostrations in prayer or the giving of wealth in charity."*
The owner of the Heart becomes a six-faced mirror:
through him God looks out in all the six directions.


Goft "Lâ yanzuru ilâ taswîrakum
fa-btaghû dhâ al-Qalbi fî tadbîrakum"
"Man ze sâheb-del konam dar to nazar
ni be-naqsh-e sajdeh o isâr-e zar"*
Sâheb-del âyeneh-ye shesh ru shavad
Haqq azu dar shesh jehat nâzer bovad

*Hadith qudsi, an extra-Qur'ânic revelation.

-- Mathnawi V: 869-870; 874
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra



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