Stay Happy, Healthy and Safe – 64

Just as a mirror reflects a mans face,

his personality is reflected in his choice of friends.

One must always be careful

in forming friendships and acquaintances,

for one’s friends,

are in a way,

an extension of one’s inner inclinations and tendencies!

 

-Chanakya

Chanakya  was an ancient Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor. He is traditionally identified as Kauṭilya or Vishnugupta, who authored the ancient Indian political treatise, the Arthashastra, a text dated to roughly between the 3rd century BCE and the 3rd century CE. As such, he is considered the pioneer of the field of political science and economics in India, and his work is thought of as an important precursor to classical economics. His works were lost near the end of the Gupta Empire and not rediscovered until the early twentieth century. ….Wikipedia

 

Let go of your worries

Let go of your worries.

and be completely clear-hearted,

like the face of a mirror.

that contains no images.

If you want a clear mirror,

behold yourself

and see the shameless truth,

which the mirror reflects.

If metal can be polished

to a mirror-like finish,

what polishing might the mirror

of the heart require?

Between the mirror and the heart

is this single difference:

the heart conceals secrets,

while the mirror does not.

The Divani Shamsi Tabriz, XIII

I swear !

I swear, since seeing Your face,

the whole world is fraud and fantasy

The garden is bewildered as to what is leaf or blossom.

The distracted birds

can’t distinguish the birdseed from the snare.

A house of love with no limits,

a presence more beautiful than venus or the moon,

a beauty whose image fills the mirror of the heart.

Rumi, The Divani Shamsi Tabriz XV

Let go of your worries 

रूमी की पंक्तियों आपको क्या कहतीं हैं? ज़रूर बतायें. आप सबों के विचार मेरे लिए बेहद मायने रखते हैं.
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Let go of your worries 

and be completely clear-hearted,

like the face of a mirror

that contains no images.

If you want a clear mirror,

behold yourself

and see the shameless truth,

which the mirror reflects.

If metal can be polished

to a mirror-like finish,

what polishing might the mirror

of the heart require?

Between the mirror and the heart

is this single difference:

the heart conceals secrets,

while the mirror does not.

 

Rumi ❤️

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