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Gnats inside the wind

July 7, 2008

Another great tale from Rumi. Enjoy this (and thanks again bro🙂. All the best with sis surgery today, amin. 

Sorry folks, enjoy this:

Some gnats come from the grass to speak with Solomon.

“O Solomon you are the champion of the oppressed.
You give justice to the little guys, and they don’t get
any littler than us! We are tiny metaphors
for frailty. Can you defend us?”

“Who has mistreated you?”

“Our complaint is against the wind.”

“Well” says Solomon, “you have pretty voices,
you gnats, but remember, a judge cannot listen
to just one side. I must hear both litigants.”

“Of course,” agreed the gnats.

“Summon the East Wind!” calls out Solomon,
and the wind arrives almost immediately.

What happened to the gnat plaintiffs? Gone.

Such is the way of every seeker who comes to complain
before the High Court. When the presence of God arrives,
where are the seekers? First there’s dying,
then union, like gnats inside the wind.

-Rumi

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