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Everyone who delights in some act of devotion
can't bear to miss it,
even for a short while.
That disappointment and grief
are as a hundred prayers:
what is ritual prayer compared
with the glow of humble longing?
Mathnawi II: 2769-2770
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight", Threshold Books, 1994