Saturday, March 05, 2005

Daily Meditations: Rumi

Holy words do not abide in blind hearts,
but go to the Light whence they came,
While the spell of the Devil goes into
crooked hearts as a crooked shoe on to
a crooked foot.

Though you may learn Wisdom by rote, it
becomes quit of you when you are unworthy;
And though you write it and note it, and
though you brag and expound it, It withdraws
its face from you, Oh disputatious one:
it snaps its bonds and takes flight from


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