In their quest for God they have turned away
from all else but Him. Be dust at His door.
We are what we are because of Him,
Be we kings in His grace, or paupers pure.
#540: 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)