Tuesday, 17 January 2012

What is the protection against God's anger?.....by Rumi

A sober-minded man said to Jesus,
"What in this existence is hardest to bear?"

"O dear soul," he replied, 
"the hardest is God's anger,
from which Hell is trembling as we are."

"And what is the protection against God's anger?"
Said Jesus,
"To abandon your own anger at once."

~ Rumi
Mathnawi IV: 113-115
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996

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