Friday, April 20, 2012

Pearls of Wisdom 336

1. Knowledge is light; avarice ice.

    Knowledge is water; this world dirt.

    A trickle of wisdom appears from beyond
    to check the vices of this world.
    Should the trickle become abundant,
    none would endure, be it virtue or vice. 

2. Sometimes in order to help He makes us cry.
    Happy the eye that sheds tears for His sake.
    Fortunate the heart that burns for His sake
    Laughter always follows tears.
    Blessed are those who understand.
    Life blossoms wherever water flows.
    Where tears are shed Divine Mercy is shown.

3. Your bounty fulfills every need.
     Why should we turn to any other?
     The scant knowledge that endures in my soul,
     deliver it from the wiles of the body's clay
     before this clay consumes it away,
     before these winds sweep it away.

4. Come, O lover!
    Come, let Me ease your suffering.
    Let Me improve your state.
    Come, O lover!
    Come, surrender yourself to Me
    that I may give you My life
    and make you rejoice once again.  [Mawlana Rumi]

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