The moment you find a companion in joy
Is the moment you find your life's own fate.
Beware that you don't waste that moment in
You will find very few such moments again.
#1849: 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)