Sunday, March 25, 2012

"The Shell of Friendship"

Reflection Cast 
from Good Friends
is Needed
Until You Become With the Aid
of a Reflector,
a Drawer of Water from the Sea.
Know that the Reflection
is at First
Just Imitation,
but When It Continues
to Recur,
It Turns Into Direct Realization
of Truth,
Until It Has Become Realization,
Don't Part from the Friends 
Who Guide You-
Don't Break Away from the Shell
if the Raindrop Hasn't Yet
Become a 

~Jalil al-Din Rumi

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