Monday, April 02, 2007

You make a hundred resolutions to journey somewhere:

He draws you somewhere else.
He turns the horse's bridle in every direction
that the untrained horse may gain knowledge of the rider.
The clever horse is well-paced
because it knows a rider is mounted upon it.
He fixed your heart on a hundred passionate desires,
disappointed you, and then broke your heart.
Since He broke the wings of your first intention,
how do you doubt the existence of the Wing-breaker?
Since His ordainment snapped the cord of contrivance,
how can you remain blind to His Command?

- Rumi, Mathnawi III: 4456-4461, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski,
Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance
- posted to SufiMystic

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