Do not despair – Mevelana Rumi

Do not despair, my soul, for hope has manifested itself;
the hope of every soul has arrived from the unseen.

Do not despair, though Mary has gone from your hands,
for that light which drew Jesus to heaven has come.

Do not despair, my soul, in the darkness of this prison,
for that king who redeemed Joseph from prison has come.

Jacob has come forth from the veil of occlusion,
Joseph who rent Zulaikha’s veil has come.

You who all through night to dawn have been crying ‘O Lord’,
mercy has heard that ‘O Lord’ and has come.

O pain which has grown old, rejoice, for the cure has come;
O fastened lock, open, for the key has come.

You who have abstained fasting from the Table on high,
break your fast with joy, for the first day of the feast has come.

Keep silence, keep silence, for by virtue of the command ‘Be!’
that silence of bewilderment has augmented beyond all speech.

            Ghazal/Ode from Diwane Shamse Tabrizi
            Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi, may Allah sanctify his soul & bless his secret

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Come with us – Mevelana Rumi

If you never searched for truth
come with us
and you will become a seeker.
If you were never a musician
come with us
and you will find your voice.
You may posses immense wealth
come with us
and you will become love’s beggar.
You may think yourself a master
come with us
and love will turn you into a slave.
If you’ve lost your spirit,
come with us
take off your silk coverings,
put on our rough cloak
and we will bring you back to life.

           Ghazal/Ode 74, Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi, may Allah sanctify his soul & bless his secret

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