To wait an hour – is long
If love be just beyond
To wait eternity – is short
If love reward the end
Love is from the infinite and will remain until eternity.
The seeker of Love escapes the chains of birth and death.
THANKFULNESS – ALERTNESS
Giving thanks for abundance
is sweeter than the abundance itself:
should one who is absorbed with the Generous One be distracted by the gift?
Thankfulness is the soul of the beneficence;
abundance is but the husk,
for thankfulness brings you
to the place where the Beloved lives.
Abundance yields heedlessness;
hunt for bounty with the snare of gratitude to the King.
MATHNAWI III 2895-97