Pouring envy and greed from lovešs open sea,
We steal from each other the waters of bliss.
No fish ever hoards its own portion of water;
Without the ocean, there's nothing that is.
#1463: From Rumi's
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)