A quote from the book “Discourses” by Rumi (about veils of darkness)

seeing-the-forest-for-the-trees-the-two-constitutions A quote from the book “Discourses” by Rumi:

 

 

“Humanity is a mighty volume. Within the peo-

ple of this world all things are written, but veils

and darkness do not allow men and women to

read the knowledge within themselves. The veils

and darknesses are those many preoccupations,

worldly desires and thoughts of every kind. Yet,

though they are wrapped in darkness and are hid-

den by so many veils, they can still read some-

thing and therefore learn. Consider when these

darknesses and veils are removed, what they will

learn then, and what varieties of knowledge they

will discover within!”

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From the book “Discourses of Rumi” or “FIHI MA FIHI”

BASED ON THE ORIGINAL TRANSLATION BY

A. J. ARBERRY
(Reprinted with permission of the copyright holder)
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