If you are wise like the Friend of God,
the fire is water to you, especially this fire of Love,
which is the soul of all waters . . . and you are a moth.
But the ignorant moth behaves differently than we do:
it sees the light and ends up in the fire.
The heart of the mystic sees fire and goes into the Light.
A fire has been made to look like water,
while within the apparent fire is a real fountain.
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Chon Khalil-e Haqq agar farzâneh-'i
âtesh âb-e tost va to parvâneh-'i
Khâsseh in âtesh keh jân-e âb-hâst
kâr-e parvâneh beh `aks-e kâr-e mâst
U be-binad nur va dar nâri ravad
del be-binad nâr va dar nuri shavad
teshi-râ shakl-e âbi dâdeh-'and
va andar âtesh cheshmeh-'i bo-g'shâdeh-'and
-- Mathnawi V:438; 442-443; 445
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
(Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra)
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