Belief and unbelief

by Hakim Sanai

English version by D.L. Pendlebury
Original Language Persian/Farsi

Belief and unbelief
both have their origin
in your hypocrite's heart;
the way is only long
because you delay to start on it:
one single step
would bring you to him:
become a slave,
and you will be a king.

-- from The Walled Garden of Truth, by Hakim Sanai / Translated by David Pendlebury

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