Sufi Wisdom

The book of Sufi wisdom

Is not written on the blank page,

But on  a heart white as virgin snow.

Scholars pursue penmarks.

Sufis track footprints in the snow,

Like hunters tracing a musk – deer’s trail,

Until they breathe in the sweet scent

That the deer exudes from its navel,

And rush to catch their quarry.

– Rumi

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Republished with permission from

‘Rumi Wisdom – Daily Teachings from the Great Sufi Master’

by Timothy Freke