Friday, December 16, 2005

How Did You Spend Your Life...?

What did you accomplish in your life? How did you consume your sustenance and strength? Where did you lose the luster of your eyes? Where did you lose all the five senses? I gave you bounty. Where is your gratitude? I gave you capital. Come show me the interest.

Rumi, Mathnawi, 3:2150-51, 2164-65
(Found in The Bounty of Allah, p. 366)

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