Monday, January 07, 2013

[Sunlight] The truth is, your head will be lost



Many talents run through your head
that urge you to fame.
The truth is that
your head will be lost.
If you don't wish to lose your head,
make yourself lowly like a foot.
Put yourself under the protection
of the axis who has discernment.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Ay basâ dânesh keh andar sar davad
tâ shavad sarvar bedân khvod-sar ravad
Sar na-khvâhi keh ravad to pây bâsh
dar panâh-e qotb sâheb-e rây bâsh

-- Mathnawi II: 1983-1984
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight"
Threshold Books, 1994
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra




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