Did I Not Say To You

Did I not say to you,

“Go not there, for I am your friend;

in this mirage of annihilation …..

I am the fountain of life?” 

Even though in anger you depart a hundred thousand years from me,

in the end you will come to me……

for I am your goal. 

Did I not say to you,

“I am the sea and you are a single fish;

go not to dry land, for I am your crystal sea?”

Did I not say to you,

” Go not like birds to the snare; come, for

I am the power of flight and your wings and feet?”

Did I not say to you,

“Be not content with worldly forms,

for I am the fashioner of the tabernacle of your contentment?”


Did I not say to you,

“ They will waylay you and make you cold,

for I am the fire and warmth and heat of your desire?”


Did I not say to you,

“ They will implant in you ugly qualities

so that you will forget that I am the source of purity to you?”


Did I not say to you,

“Do not say from what direction the servant’s affairs come into order?”

I am the Creator without directions.

If you are the lamp of the heart, know where the road is to the house;

and if you are godlike of attribute, know that I am your Maser.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
(1207 – 1273 )

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