At a distance you only see my light.. Come closer and know that I am you….
“ We saw with certainty that it is love (which is) hidden,
So we became bared because of such as this (which is) hidden.“
tr.: Gamard & Farhadi
A scorpion had to go to the the other side of a pond and noticed a Turtle, swiming merrily in the water. The scorpion said to the frog, â€œPlease carry me across the pond.â€
The Turtle, said, â€œYou crazy? Whatâ€™s to stop you from stinging me when weâ€™re in the middle of the pond? I would drown and die.â€
The scorpion replied, â€œThatâ€™s the whole point. Iâ€™d be crazy if I sting you in the middle of the pond. True, you are right in saying â€˜You would drown,â€™ but then I canâ€™t swirm and I would drown too.â€
The Turtle, listened and as this made perfect sense said, â€œJump on my back Iâ€™ll carry you across the pond .â€
So the scorpion walked onto the Turtle,â€™s back and the frog started swimming across the pond. The the scorpion was sitting on top and enjoyed the sunshine. But when they got to the middle of the pond, the scorpion suddenly stung the Turtle.
As the dieing frog was sinking, he said with his last breath, â€œYou have doomed both os us. Iâ€™m dying but youâ€™ll join me soon. Youâ€™re drowning. Why did you do that?â€
The scorpion replied nonchalantly, â€œIâ€™m a scorpion. Itâ€™s my essence to sting. I cannot help myself.â€
The above story comes from the great Iranian mystic and poet, Mullana Jallal-E-Din Balkhi known as Rumi.
What was in that candle’s light..
that opened and consumed me so quickly?
Come back, my friend..
The form of our love is not a created form..
Nothing can help me but that beauty..
There was a dawn I remember when my soul.
heard something from your soul..
I drank water from your spring..
and felt the current take me..
By : Rumi