December 15th, 2009

Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi: Seizing my life in your hands, you thrashed me clean

Do not weigh pain or misery, contemplate love, contemplate friendship;
Do not mull over tyranny and neglect; think of all those who have their eyes fixed on you.
Surname all grief 'grace'; transmit pain and anguish into joy,
And ask from joy all happiness, all security, all peace.
Demand that security, that peace. demand them,
Choose the company of those withdrawn in love.
Listen to those who open a path to you: listen, and don't say a word. --Rumi


Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi: Seizing my life in your hands, you thrashed me clean