The Source


Alas my Muslim friends

I do not know myself

I am not Christian

I am not Jewish

I am not Zoroastrian

I am not Muslim either

am not of the earth
I am not of the wind
I am not of the water
I am not of the fire

I have seen both worlds

And call them one

My place is the placeless

A trace of traceless

I am not the body

I am not the mind

I am the source of life itself


چه تدبیر ای مسلمانان که من خود را نمی دانم

نه ترسا نه یهودم من، نه گبرم نه مسلمانم


This beautiful poem by anonymous is often attributed to Rumi


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