Masnavi of Rumi. O sea of bliss….

O sea of bliss, O You who have stored transcendental forms of consciousness in the heedless, You have stored a wakefulness in sleep; You have fastened dominion over the heart to the state of one who has lost his heart. You conceal riches in the lowliness of poverty; You fasten the necklace of wealth to poverty’s iron collar. Opposite is secretly concealed in opposite: fire is hidden within boiling water. A delightful garden is hidden within Nimrod’s fire: income multiplies from giving and spending— so that Muhammad, the king of prosperity, has said, “O possessors of wealth, generosity is a gainful trade.” Riches were never diminished by alms-giving: in truth, acts of charity are an excellent means of increasing one’s wealth.

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