I'll go a hundred steps beyond reason,
Free from the existence of good and evil.
You are so good that I'm beyond the veil.
Let the clueless know: I will love myself.
#754: From Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
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)