Daily Archives: December 5, 2007

Kasimpasa streets , Knowledge is to understand to understand who you are.


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Kasimpasa streets and old fabric houses …

Find Perfect Peace
Knowledge is to understand
To understand who you are.
If you know not who you are
What’s the use of learning?

The aim in learning is
To understand God’s Truth.
Because without knowledge
It is wasted hard labour.

Do not say: I know it all,
I am obedient to my God.
If you know not who God is
That is sheer idle talk.

Twenty-eight syllables
You read from end to end.
You name the first aleph
What can it possibly mean?

Yunus Emre says also
Let me receive what I need.
The best possible thing
Is to find perfect peace.

Yunus Emre (1238-1321)
Translated by Taner Baybars