Make peace with pain: I am your remedy.
No need for others' help, I am your friend.
If you are killed, don't moan, "Oh, I've been killed."
Be grateful, for I am your blood money.
# 1168, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
By Frankin D. Lewis
By Coleman Barks (Translator)