Tuesday, October 29, 2013

[Sunlight] Manifesting Prayer



Abandon the dry prayer of words,
for the tree presupposes the scattering of seeds.
Yet even if you have no seed, due to your prayer,
God will bestow upon you a palm tree
saying, "How well did he labor!"
Like Mary-- she had heartfelt pain, but no seed:
an artful One made that withered palm tree green for her sake.
Because that noble Lady was loyal to God,
God fulfilled a hundred desires without desire on her part.


Pas do`â-ye khoshk hel ay nikbakht
keh fashânad dâneh mi khvâhad derakht
Gar na-dâri dâneh Izad zân do`â
bakhshadet nakhli keh "ni`m mâ sa`â"
Hamcho Maryam dard budesh dâneh ni
sabz kard ân nakhl-râ Sâheb-e fanni
Zânke vâfi bovad ân khâtun-e râdd
bi morâdesh dâd Yazdân sad morâd

            -- Mathnawi V: 1188-1191
                Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
                "Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
                Threshold Books, 1996
                Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra




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