To the Prophet, this world is plunged in glorification of God,
while to us it is heedless.
To his eye this world is filled with abundant love;
to the eyes of others it is inert and lifeless.
To his eye, valley and hill are in fluid motion:
he hears subtle discourses from sod and bricks.
To the vulgar, this whole world is a dead thing in chains.
I have never seen a veil of blindness more amazing than this.
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Hamchonânkeh in jahân pish-e Nabi
gharq-e tasbihast va pish-e mâ ghabi
Pish-e cheshmesh in jahân por-e `eshq o dâd
pish-e cheshm-e digarân mordeh o jamâd
Past o bâlâ pish-e cheshmesh tizraw
az kolukh o khesht u nokteh shenaw
Bâ `avâmm in jomleh basteh o mordeh-'i
zin `ajab-tar man na-didam pardeh-'i
-- Mathnawi IV: 3532-3535
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance
Threshold Books, 1996
(Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra)
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