Friday, 16 December 2011

Be Rumi

Carry your baggage toward silence:
when you seek the signs of the Way,
don't make yourself the focus of attention.

The Beloved said, 
"Know that amid the sea of cares
my Companions are like guiding stars."

Fix your eye on the stars and seek the Way;
speech confuses the sight: Be silent.

~ Rumi
Mathnawi VI:1594-1596
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
Art by Belle Heywood

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