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(Masnavi Book 4: 70) Live in harmony with Universal Reason




Explaining that the whole world is the form of Universal Reason, (and that) when by trespassing you act unjustly towards Universal Reason, in most cases the aspect of the world increases your vexation, just as when you show ill-feeling to your father
the aspect of your father increases your vexation and you cannot (bear to) look on his face, though before that he will have been the light of your eye and the comfort of
your soul.

The whole world is the form of Universal Reason, which is the father of whosoever is a follower of the (Divine) Word.

3260. When any one shows excessive ingratitude to Universal Reason, the form of the universe appears to him (as) a cur accordingly.
Make peace with this Father, abandon disobedience, that the water and clay (the world) may appear (to you as) a carpet of gold.
Then the Resurrection will become your present state (immediate experience): heaven and earth will be transfigured before you.
Since I am ever at peace with this Father, this world is like Paradise in my sight.
At every moment (appears) a new form and a new beauty, so that from seeing the new (visions)
ennui dies away.

3265. I see the world to be full of bounty—the waters constantly gushing from the springs. The noise of their water is coming into mine ear: my inner consciousness and intelligence are being intoxicated.
(I see) the boughs dancing like penitents, the leaves clapping their hands like minstrels.

The gleam of the mirror is flashing through the (cover of) felt cloth: think how it will be if the mirror (itself) be displayed!
I am not telling one (mystery) out of thousands, because every ear is filled with a doubt.

3270. To Opinion this saying (of mine) is (only) a joyful announcement (concerning the future), (but) Reason says, ‘What (occasion for) announcement? It is my cash in hand (actual and present experience).

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