Just to boost the mood after a hectic day

Wealth has no permanence: it comes in the morning,
and at night it is scattered to the winds.
Physical beauty too has no importance, for a rosy face is made pale by the scratch of a single thorn.
Noble birth also is of small account, for many become fools of money and horses.
Many a nobleman’s son has disgraced his father by his wicked deeds.
Don’t court a person full of talent either,
even if he seems exquisite in that respect: take warning from the example of Iblis Devil.
Iblis had knowledge, but since his love was not pure,
he saw in Adam nothing but a figure of clay.

Mathnawi VI: 255-260

Published in: on January 18, 2006 at 5:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

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