“When someone asks what is there to do, light the candle in their hand.“
Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi was a thirteenth century Sufi mystic who left behind an extraordinary body of luminous poetry filled with profound spiritual insight.
My favorite translator of Rumi’s poetry is Andrew Harvey, a brilliant past professor. He authored, “The Way of Passion: A celebration of Rumi.” This book is rich and deep in thought-filled passages and love, Rumi’s declared religion – Love.
From the internet, I’ve taken this copy of, possibly, one of Rumi’s most best known poems.
I do not know the translator.