Thursday, February 11, 2010

The False Claims

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Unless There Is Truth

Nothing shows up false without the true:
the fool took false coin hoping it might be gold. 
If there were no genuine coin in the world, 
how would it be possible to pass fakes?
Unless there is truth, how could there be lies?
Falsity gets its value from the existence of truth.

Some want the wrong
in hope that it will be right.

(Mathnawi II:2928-2931Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight", Threshold Books, 1994)
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