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(Masnavi Book 4: 38) The divine Physicians




How the divine physicians detect diseases, religious and spiritual, in the countenance of friend or stranger and in the tones of his speech and the colour of his eyes, and even without all these (indications), by the way of the heart; for verily, they are
spies on the hearts (of men); therefore behave with sincerity when ye sit with them.”

These physicians of the body have knowledge (of medicine): they are more acquainted with your malady than you are,

1795. So that they perceive the state (of your health) from the urine-bottle, though you cannot know your ailment by that means,
And from your pulse, complexion, and breath alike they diagnose every kind of disease in you. How, then, should the divine physicians in the world not diagnose (disease) in you without word
of mouth?
From your pulse and your eyes and your complexion alike they immediately discern a hundred
(spiritual) maladies in you.
In sooth, it is (only) these newly-taught physicians that have need of these (external) signs.

1800. The perfect (the divine physicians) will hear your name from afar and quickly penetrate into the deepest ground of your being and existence;
Nay, they will have seen you (many) years before your birth —you together with all the circumstances (connected with you).

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