Thursday, March 28, 2013

[Sunlight] "If you dig a pit for others to fall into"



If you dig a pit for others to fall into,
you will fall into it yourself.
Don't weave yourself a silkworm's cocoon
and don't dig that pit so deep.
Don't think the weak have no protector
and say the words of the Qur'an,
"When the help of God shall come."

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Ay keh to az zolm châhi mi-koni
az barâ-ye khvish dâmi mi-koni
Gard khvod chon karam pileh bar matn
be-har khvod cheh mi-koni andâzeh kon
Mar za`ifân-râ to bi khasmi ma-dân
az Nabi 'dhâ jâ'a nasr Allâh khvân

-- Mathnawi I: 1311-1313
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight"
Threshold Books, 1994
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra




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