Karakoy’s shady streets, like the face of a mirror



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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.

Hz. Mevlana

The Divani Shamsi Tabriz, XIII

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2 responses to “Karakoy’s shady streets, like the face of a mirror

  1. thanks Kazu, I ‘ve visited your blog. It was good :)

  2. Very interesting blog, greetings from Warsaw!
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