Tuesday, July 26, 2011

[Sunlight] Every success depends on focusing the heart



Come, seek, for search is the foundation of fortune:
every success depends on focusing the heart.
Unconcerned with the business of the world,
keep saying with all your soul, "Coo, Coo," like the dove.
Consider this well, O you whom worldliness veils:
God has linked our invocation to the promise, "I will answer."*
When weakness is cleared from your heart,
your prayer will reach the glorious Lord.


Hin be-ju keh rokn-e dawlat jostan ast
har goshâdi dar del andar-bastan ast
Az hameh-ye kâr-e jahân pardâkhte
ku o ku mi gu be-jân chon fâkhteh
Nik be-negar andarin ay mohtajeb
keh do`â-râ bast Haqq bar "Astajib"*
Harkeh-râ del pâk shod az e`tedâl
ân do`a-'esh mi ravad tâ Zu al-Jalâl

-- Mathnavi III: 2302-2305
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra

*al-Mu'min, 60




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