Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pada Mu jua...

The most powerful of attractors

The belly attracts bread to its resting-place;
the heat of the liver attracts water.
The eye is an attractor of beautiful persons
from these different quarters of town;
the nose is attracting scents from the garden,
while the sense of sight is an attractor of color,
and the brain and nose attract sweet perfumes.

You, Owner of everything, are the most powerful of attractors:
it would be fitting if You would redeem the helpless.

Mathnawi VI: 2901-2905
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
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