Monday, 28 May 2012

That knowing can't be gained by Rumi

The Lover said 
to himself, 

"If I'd known the real meaning 
of this being with Beloved, 

how should I have gone
searching for Him ?

But that knowledge
depended on this journeying:

that knowing
can't be gained by thinking,
no matter how precise."

~ Rumi
Mathnawi VI:4183-4184
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996

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