Saturday, 11 June 2011

How can you remain blind to His command?,,,,by Rumi

You make a hundred resolutions to journey somewhere:
He draws you somewhere else.

He turns the horse's bridle in every direction
that the untrained horse may gain knowledge of the rider.
The clever horse is well-paced
because it knows a rider is mounted upon it.

He fixed your heart on a hundred passionate desires,
disappointed you, and then broke your heart.

Since He broke the wings of your first intention,
how do you doubt the existence of the Wing-breaker?

Since His ordainment snapped the cord of contrivance,
how can you remain blind to His Command?

~ Rumi
-- Mathnawi III: 4456-4461
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996

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