|At every instant the heart hears |
this call from the blazing sun:
"Renounce the torch of the earth
and gain the torch of beyond."
Since you are serving the Beloved,
why hide ?
Gold shines always brighter
from the wounds inflicted
by the goldsmith.
Overwhelmed by the eternal Wine,
The heart was reciting joyfully:
"The wine may tear my life away,
it will give me another life."
Ode (Ghazal) 538
"Breathing Truth - Quotations from Jalaluddin Rumi"
Selected and Translated by Muriel Maufroy
Sanyar Press - London, 1997