You who live by the grace of this world's love,
Shame on you! Why do you live this way?
Don't live without love, like a lifeless corpse.
Die for love: lay down your life, and life with you will
#1602, 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
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