in this mirage of annihilation I am the fountain of life?”
Even though in anger you depart a hundred thousand years from me,
in the end you will come to me, for I am your goal.
Did I not say to you, “Be not content with worldly forms,
for I am the fashioner of the tabernacle of your contentment?”
Did I not say to you, “I am the sea and you are a single fish;
go not to dry land, for I am your crystal sea?”
Did I not say to you, “ Go not like birds to the snare; come,
for I am the power of flight and your wings and feet?”
Did I not say to you, “ They will waylay you and make you cold,
for I am the fire and warmth and heat of your desire?”
Did I not say to you, “ They will implant in you ugly qualities
so that you will forget that I am the source of purity to you?”
Did I not say to you, “Do not say from what direction the servant’s affairs come into order?”
I am the Creator without directions.
If you are the lamp of the heart, know where the road is to the house;
and if you are godlike of attribute, know that I am your Maser.
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi