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Need Attracts the Fulfilment !
by Rumi

It was Mary's painful need that made the infant Jesus
begin to speak from the cradle.
Whatever grew has grown for the sake of those in need,
so that a seeker might find the thing he sought.
If God Most High has created the heavens,
He has created them for the purpose of satisfying needs.
Wherever a pain is, that's where the cure goes.
wherever poverty is, that's where provision goes.
Wherever a difficult question is,
that's where the answer goes;
wherever a ship is, water goes to it.
Don't seek the water; increase your thirst,
so water may gush forth from above and below.
Until the tender-throated babe is born,
how should the milk for it
flow from the mother's breast?

Ān niyāz-e Maryami budast o dard
keh chonān tefli sokhan āghāz kard
Hich ruyad az pay-e mohtāj rost
tā biyābad tālebi chizi keh jost
Haqq Ta`ālā gar samāvāt āfarid
az barā-ye daf`-e hājāt āfarid
Har kojā dardi davā ānjā ravad
har kojā faqri navā ānjā ravad
Har kojā moshkel javāb ānjā ravad
har kojā kashtist āb ānjā ravad
Āb kam ju teshnegi āvor be-dast
tā be-jushad āb az bālā o past
Tā na-zāyad teflak-e nāzek-golu
kay ravān gardad ze pestān shir-e u

-- Mathnawi III: 3204; 3208-3213
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
(Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyį Monastra)
courtesy: Sunlight






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