Monday, October 10, 2005

Mawlana Rumi: Do Not Lose Hope

"One must not despair of God, for hope is the first step on the
road to salvation. Even if you do not travel the road, at least
keep the road open. Do not say that you have gone astray.
Take the straight way, and there will be no
Straightness is the quality of Moses' staff; the kinks are in the

staves of the sorcerers: when straightness comes it devours all
the others. If
you have done evil you have done it to yourself.
How could the evil you have
done ever reach Him? When a bird
perches on a mountaintop and then flies away,
what has the
mountain gained or lost? When you straighten yourself out,

nothing else remains. Do not abandon hope."
-Jalal al-Din Rumi, "Signs of the Unseen", trans. Wheeler Thackston, pp. 9-10.


  1. Anonymous12:12 PM

    Thank you for this inspirational quote. It really gave me a good start to the day.

  2. One of the best posts i have read, and truly inspirational. Thankyou for sharing it and keep up the good work.

    your brother,