Thursday, 28 April 2011

He alone....! by Rumi

He alone has the right to break,
for he alone has the power to mend.

He that knows how to sew together
knows how to tear apart:

whatever He sells,
He buys something better in exchange.

He lays the house in ruins;
then in a moment He makes it more liveable than before.

~ Rumi, Mathnawi I, 3882

1 comment:

  1. Someone who worries only about You
    is saved from many fears.
    The heart that falls into Your love, burns and burns.
    The one who gives himself to You,
    gives up everything else.
    Worldliness looks like a poison.
    Someone who lives with a vision of the End
    passes up poisons.
    ~ Rumi