Friday, July 20, 2012

[Sunlight] The secret of love



Love has nothing to do with the five senses and the six directions:
its goal is only to experience the attraction exerted by the Beloved.
Afterwards, perhaps, permission will come from God:
the secrets that ought to be told will be told
with an eloquence nearer to the understanding
than these subtle confusing allusions.
The secret is partner with none but the knower of the secret:
in the skeptic's ear the secret is no secret at all.

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`Eshq-râ bâ panj o bâ shesh kâr nist
maqsad-e u joz keh jazb-e Yâr nist
Bu keh fimâ ba`d dasturi resad
râz-hâ-ye goftani gofteh shavad
Bâ bayâni keh bovad nazdik-tar
zin kenâyât-e daqiq-e mostater
Râz joz bâ râzdân anbâz nist
râz andar gush-e monker râz nist

-- Mathnawi VI:5-8
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
(Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra)




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