How long will you say, "I will conquer the whole world

by Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

English version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
Original Language Persian/Farsi

How long will you say, "I will conquer the whole world
and fill it with myself"?
Even if snow covered the world completely,
the sun could melt it with a glance.
A single spark of God's mercy
can turn poison into springwater.
Where there is doubt,
He establishes certainty.

-- from Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance, by Camille Helminski / Kabir Helminski

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