A dervish must know pain's reality
And from the depths of pain must rise, a man.
Yet again they build another monastery:
All earth's a monastery; it only needs true men.
#687: From Rumi's
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
By Frankin D. Lewis
By Coleman Barks (Translator)