Wednesday, June 08, 2005


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Your anguish is seeking a way to attain to Me: yesterday evening I heard your deep sighs. And I am able, without any delay, to give you access, to show you a way of passage to deliver you from this whirlpool of time, that you might set your foot upon the treasure of union with Me; but the sweetness and delights of the resting place are in proportion to the pain of the journey. Only then will you enjoy your native town and your kinsfolk, when you have suffered the anguish of exile. --Rumi, Mathnawi III, 4154-58