Can’t You
See the Mighty Warrior?
 
How often
you ask,
    What is my path?
    What is my
cure?
He has made you a seeker of Unity,
    isn’t that
enough?
 
All your
sorrow exists for one reason –
    that you may end sorrow
forever.
The desire to know your own soul
    will end all
other desires.
 
The smell of
bread has reached you –
    if that aroma fills you with
delight
    what need is there for bread?
If you have
fallen in love,
    that love is proof enough;
If you have
not fallen in love,
    what good is all your
proof?
 
Can’t you see?

If you are not the King
    what meaning is
there
    in a kingly entourage?
If the beautiful one is
not inside you
    what is that light
   
hidden under your cloak?
 
From a
distance you tremble with fear –
Can’t you see the mighty
warrior
    standing ready in your
heart?
 
The fire of
his eyes
    has burned away every veil,
So why do you
remain behind the curtain,
    scared of what you cannot see?

Open your eyes!  The Beloved
    is staring you
right in the face!
 
If a master
has not placed
His light in your heart,
What joy can you find in this
world? –
 
    every flower is lifeless,
    and
sweet wine has no taste.
 
 
—  Rumi

(you are listening to a hindi film song called “Fanaa” from the movie “Yuva”)

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