Aziz Mahmud Hüdai Camii


 

 

graves from Aziz Mahmud Hüdai Mosques garden,  Aziz Mahmud Hüdai Camii bahçesindeki mezar taşları, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

graves from Aziz Mahmud Hüdai Mosque's garden, Aziz Mahmud Hüdai Camii bahçesindeki mezar taşları, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

I regard not the outside and the words

I regard not the outside and the words,
I regard the inside and the state of the heart.
I look at the heart if it be humble,
Though the words may be the reverse of humble.
Because the heart is substance, and words accidents,
Accidents are only a means, substance is the final cause.
How long will thou dwell on words and superficialities?
A burning heart is what I want; consort with burning!
Kindle in the heart the flame of love,
And burn up utterly thoughts and fine expressions.


Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

from The Mathnawi: Rumi, Translated by E. H. Whinfield

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