Atom, escape from the sun if you can.
If you can't escape, don't quarrel or moan.
You are a pitcher and fate is a stone.
Your water will spill if you fight with that
#937: 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)