Tuesday, July 20, 2010

[Sunlight] "These impulses to action"



You can't sit inactive for a moment;
you can't rest until some good or bad
has come out of you.
These impulses to action
bring your inner consciousness
more clearly into outer view.
How then should the reel—
which is the body—
become still, when the line's end—
which is the mind—is pulling.

~ ~ ~ ~

Yek zamân bi kâr na-tavâni neshast
tâ badi yâ nika'i az to na-jast
in taqâzâ-hâ-ye kâr az bahr-e ân
shod movakkal tâ shavad serret `iyân
Pas kalâbeh-ye tan kojâ sâken shavad
chon sar-e reshteh-ye zamiresh mi-kashad

-- Mathnawi II: 996-998
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight"
Threshold Books, 1994
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra




Archive for Sunlight can be accessed at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sunlight /messages
To subscribe, please send an email to : sunlight-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
To unsubscribe, please send an email to: sunlight-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

No comments: