Rumi Poetry

Rumi Poetry

“Kill the snake of desire in the beginning;

or watch out: your snake will become a dragon.

But everyone considers his own snake to be just an ant:

if you do, seek knowledge of your real state

from one who is a lord of the heart.

Until copper becomes gold,

it doesn’t know that it’s copper:

until the heart becomes a king,

it doesn’t recognize it’s poverty.”

— Rumi

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