You are Excused (1/29/2023)

You are Excused (1/29/2023)

O one who wants to experience the world and everything in it,

you are a day laborer.

O one who dreams of heaven, you are far from the Truth.

O one who enjoys both those worlds because of ignorance,

you haven’t tasted the pleasure of His sorrow.

You are excused, and you may leave.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 438.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pub. 7/2023), Rubai 933, volume 3.

I Will Leave You There (1/15/2023)

I Will Leave You There (1/15/2023)

O one who is fond of wealth and possessions and deeds,

you get so excited by these things,

even though they come entirely from your imagination.

You become happy or sad over nothing.

I see that you are in the fire,

I will leave you there to cook and mature.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 431.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pub.7/2023), Rubai 929, Vol. 2.

Within You (1/1/2023)

Within You (1/1/2023)

You are a copy of the Divine Book.

You are the mirror of the Sultan’s art, beauty and power.

There is nothing in the universe beyond you.

Whatever you want, ask yourself to give it to you.

Whatever you are looking for, search for it within you.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 441.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pub.7/2023), Rubai 924, volume 2.

This Should Be Enough for You (12/11/2022)

This Should Be Enough for You (12/11/2022)

O heart, you and His troubles are here.

This should be enough for you.

When you fall into the troubles of Love,

the soul becomes your slave and servant.

Once you drink a glass of wine from His hand,

you will no longer care about kingdoms and treasures,

even if the cost is a mere single penny.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 433.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pub.7/2023), Rubai 920, volume 2.

You are the Divine Light (11/27/2022)

You are the Divine Light (11/27/2022)

You are the divine light of the sky.

The place where you belong is the throne.

If you were to go faster on the way to God,

you would rise to the sky.

Aren’t you ashamed of dragging yourself

like a shadow on the ground?

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 423.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pub.7/2023), Rubai 913, volume 2.

On the Way of Love (10/16/2022)

What harm could a cross-eyed one do to beauty such as yours?

Should an insane lover be ashamed of having a bad reputation?

When riding the ambling horse on the way of Love,

who cares about some lame old donkey?

Rubailer (2016), rubai 3, page 418.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pub. 7/2023), rubai 904, volume 2.

It’s better to be a Fool with Love… (10/2/2022)

Be a Fool with Love (10/2/2022)

It’s better to be a fool with Love than to be a wise scholar,

better to become dirt on the road than to be a moon in the sky.

Become one with good and bad, young and old.

Be a pawn, then a vizier, then later, a king.

Rubailer (2016), rubai 4, page 391.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pub. 7/2023), rubai 894, volume 2.

What are You Looking for? (8/28/2022)

What are you looking for in the village of your illusions?
Why are you washing your eye with the blood of your heart?
All your being, head to toe, is God.
O ignorant one who doesn’t yet know Himself,
what are you looking for besides You?
Rubailer (2016), rubai 1, page 388.
The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pub.7/2023), rubai 890 (volume 2).