Tuesday, July 27, 2010

[Sunlight] Don't be afraid of putting him to the test



Give him milk, mother of Moses,
then cast him into the water.
Don't be afraid of putting him to the test.
Whoever drank that milk in pre-eternity*
distinguishes the true milk here,
just as Moses knew his own mother's milk.


Shir deh ay mâdar-e Musâ varâ
v-andar âb afkan minadish az balâ
Har keh dar Ruz-e Alast* ân shir khvord
hamcho Musâ shir-râ tamyiz kard

*Qur'ân 7:172

-- Mathnawi II: 2969-2970
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight"
Threshold Books, 1994
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra




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