Friday, November 18, 2005

Your real enemy is your own medicine

He complained of his pain a hundredfold. God said, "Grief and pain make you modest and noble. Your real enemy is your own medicine, the elixir that seeks to win your heart. Flee from it to solitude and seek the help of God's grace. Your friends are really your enemies, for they occupy you and make you oblivious of God."

-Rumi, "Mathnawi"Translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. 1999. The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York.

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