Tuesday, October 09, 2012

[Sunlight] Shatter your egoism to pieces



The ship of self-consciousness, when utterly wrecked,
becomes like a sun in a bright blue sky.
Since you haven't died, your agony
has been prolonged, O candle of Tiraz!
Know that the Sun of the world is hidden if our stars can be seen.
Wield the mace against yourself; shatter your egoism to pieces,
for what you take to be "seeing" is like cotton in your ear.


Âftâb-e gonbad-e azraq shavad
kashti-ye hosh chonkeh mostaghraq shavad
Chon na-mordi gasht jân kandan darâz
mât shaw dar sobh ay shama`-e Terâz
Tâ na-gashtand akhtarân-e mâ nehân
dân keh panhânast Khvorshid-e jahân
Gorz bar khvod zan mani dar ham shekan
zânkeh panbeh-ye gush âmad cheshm-e tan

-- Mathnawi VI:729-732
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra




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