Does the Earth’s honey taste sweet to the one
who has the pleasure of Love in his heart?
What can you do with the mind
which falls upside-down with only one glass of wine?
Sell intelligence. Buy bewilderment instead.
This trading will put you ahead.
O wise one, bewilderment is such a state
that no one’s mind can comprehend it.
All wisdom becomes a key
which cannot open that lock.
Even if the universe yells and screams particle by particle,
these sounds cannot be heard.
Even if Yezid becomes Beyazid or vice- versa,
nothing will be added to that sea,
nor will a drop be taken away.
Divan-i Kebir, Meter 12, Gazel 38, Page 65, Verses 378-384.