Sunday, 12 June 2011

Open a window to Rumi

Open a window to Love
and begin to delight yourself
by gazing upon Him through the opening.

The business of love is
to make that window in the heart,
for the breast is illumined
by the beauty of the Beloved.

Gaze incessantly
on the face of the Beloved!

this is in your power,
my friend.

~ Rumi
-- Mathnawi VI, 3095-3097
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996

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