Thursday, 13 October 2011

When the heart becomes Rumi

When the heart becomes whole,
it will know
the flavors of falsehood and truth.

When Adam’s greed
for the forbidden fruit increased,
it robbed his heart of health.

Discernment flies
from one
who is drunken with desire.

He who puts down that cup
lightens the inner eye,
and the secret is revealed.

~ Rumi
– Mathnawi II: 2738-2743
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
“Rumi: Daylight”
Threshold Books, 1994
Art Awakening Heart by Marie Howell Gallery

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