Monday, March 18, 2013

[Sunlight] “The pupil of the heart”



God drove the devils from His place of watch;
He drove the particular intellect from its autonomy,
saying, "Don't domineer; you are not autonomous,
no, you are the pupil of the heart and created to learn from it.
Go to the heart, go, for you are a part of the heart:
pay attention, for you are a slave of that just King."
To be His slave is better than being a sovereign,
for only Satan says, "I am better."*
See the distinction and prefer, O prisoner,
the servanthood of Adam to the pride of Iblis.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Rând divân-râ Haqq az mersâd-e Khvish
`aql-e jozvi-râ ze estebdâd-e khvish
Keh "Sari kam kon nayi to mostabedd
balkeh shâgerd-e deli o mosta`edd
Raw bar del raw keh to jozv-e deli
hin keh bandeh-ye pâdeshâh-e `âdeli
Bandegi-ye U beh az soltâniyast
keh "Ana khayrun"* dam-e Shaytâniyast
Farq bin o bar gozin to ay habis
bandegi-ye Âdam az kebr-e Eblis

*al-A`râf, 12

-- Mathnawi IV: 3339-3343
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
(Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra)




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