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In Silence
by Rumi

A guide has entered this life in silence.
His message is only heard in silence.

Take a sip of his precious wine
and lose yourself.
Dont insult the greatness of his love,
for he helps all those who suffer, in silence.

Polish the mirror between the breaths.
Go with him beyond words.
He knows your every deed.
He is the one who moves the wheel of heaven,
in silence.

Every thought is buried in your heart;
He will reveal them one by one, in silence.

Turn each of your thoughts into a bird
and let them fly to the other world.
One is an owl, one is a falcon, one is a crow.
Each one is different from the others
but they are all the same in silence.

To see the Moon that cannot be seen
turn your eyes inward and look at yourself,
in silence.

In this world and the next,
dont talk about this and that;
Let him show you everything,
shining as one . . .
in silence.

Ode 1897
Version by Jonathan Star
"Rumi - In the Arms of the Beloved" 
Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, New York 1997


For God only !
by Rumi

Wherever the Eternal Command takes its course,
living and dying are one to God's willing servant.
He lives for God's sake, not for riches;
he dies for God's sake, not from fear and pain.
His faith exists for the sake of doing God's will,
not for the sake of Paradise and its trees and streams.
His abandonment of infidelity is also for God's sake,
and not out of fear of the Fire.

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Har kojâ Amr-e Qedam-râ maslakist
zendegi o mordegi pishesh yekist
Bahr-e Yazdân mi ziyad ni bahr-e ganj
bahr-e Yazdân mi merad nah az khawf o ranj
Hast imânesh barâ-ye khvâst-e U
ni barâ-ye Jannat o ashjâr o ju
Tark-e kofresh ham barâ-ye Haqq bovad
ni ze bim-e ânke dar tesh ravad

Mathnawi III:1909-1912
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
(Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra)



That Treasure could be in anybody !
by Rumi

You may despair of finding a true friend of God;
but since the treasure does exist in this world,
consider no ruin empty of treasure.
Go to every dervish at random,
and when you find the sign of a true saint,
keep his company regularly.
If the inner eye has not been granted to you,
always think that treasure could be in anybody.

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Chonke ganji hast dar `âlam ma-ranj
hich viran-râ ma-dân khâli ze ganj
Qasd-e har darvish mi-kon az gazâf
chon neshân yâbi be-jedd mi-kon tavâf
Chon terâ ân chashm-e bâten bin na-bud
ganj mi pandâr andar har vojud

Mathnawi II: 2153-2155
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight"
Threshold Books, 1994
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra




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