Desire for Status and Wealth


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If you’re playing chess with a crow,
you’d better not be half asleep.
He has good moves,
which will stick in your throat like straw
and be caught there for years.

What is that straw? Desire for status and wealth.
These straws will stick in your throat,
and you’ll lose your capacity
to drink the Water of Life.

-Rumi
Translated by Kabir and Camille Helminski

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7 thoughts on “Desire for Status and Wealth

    1. I hope you are doing well Mark 🙂
      Because not only the chess, I also have my interest in the crow. I hope to get rid of these desires soon♥ And Alhamdulillah I am happy for you and more happy that I know you♥

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