Saturday, May 23, 2009

You Are The Only Student You Have

You are the only faithful student you have.
All the others leave eventually.

Have you been making yourself shallow
with making others eminent?

Just remember, when you're in union,
you don't have to fear
that you'll be drained.

The command comes to speak,
and you feel the ocean
moving through you.
Then comes, Be silent,
as when the rain stops,
and the trees in the orchard
begin to draw moisture
up into themselves.

... Mathnawi, V, 3195-3219, Mevlana Rumi

1 comment:

Saedah said...

And someone says:
A great teacher has always been measured by the number of his students who has surpassed him.

Cheers.