Rumi quatrain, #1910 Foruzanfar

Look outside, and you’ll see human faces,
You’ll see strange people from odd places.
God said “return!” Is this your return?
Look within, and see more than the races!

بیرون نگری صورت انسان بینی
خلقی عجب از روم و خراسان بینی
فرمود که ارجعی رجوع این باشد؟
بنگر بدرون که بجز انسان بینی

Note: “return” = part of the Koranic phrase
“O soul at peace, return to your Lord, well
pleased in his pleasure.” 89:27-28




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