Friday, November 16, 2012

[Sunlight] This world is a sea



This world is a sea, and the body a fish,
and the spirit is Jonah
kept from the light of the dawn.
If the spirit is filled with glorifying God,*
it will be delivered from the fish;
otherwise it is digested and disappears.


In jahân daryâst va tan mâhi va ruh
Yunos-e mahjub az nur-e sobuh
Gar tasbih* bâshad az mâhi rahid
var nah dar vay hazm gasht va nâ-padid

*al-Sâffât, 143

-- Mathnawi II: 3140-3141
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight"
Threshold Books, 1994
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra




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