The Eye Must Search For That One
6460 The eye must search for that one so that it may see an
amazing thing. (And) the soul must search for that one so it may
experience delight and joy.
The head must search for that one so it may be drunk for an idol.
Or it must search for that one so it may experience hardship for the beloved’s sake.
Web Source: Dar – al – Masnavi – Also contains helpful notes on these translations
–From The Dîwân-é Kabîr (also known as “Kulliyat-é Shams” and
“Dîwân-é Shams-é Tabrîz”) of Jalaluddin Rumi.
Translated from the Persian by Ibrahim Gamard, 1/99
© Ibrahim Gamard (translation, footnotes, & transliteration)
First published on “Sunlight” (yahoogroups.com), 2/1/00 (revised,
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