The Great : Outdoors

How many a generous rain has poured,
so that the sea could scatter pearls!
How many a sun of blessing has shone,
so that clouds and seas might learn generosity!

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The sunbeams of Wisdom struck the soil,
so that earth might receive seed:
the soil is faithful to its trust
whatever you sow, you reap.

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The soil’s faithfulness comes from that Faithful One,
since the Sun of Justice shines on it.
Until springtime brings the touch of God,
the earth doesn’t reveal her secrets.

[Mathnawi I: 501-511, tr. Kabir & Camille Helminski, The Rumi Daybook]

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