Masnavi of Rumi. All these…

All these (various persons) are not in the right; nor again this herd is entirely astray,

Because nothing false is shown without the True,

The fool bought spurious coins in the hope of (it being) gold.

If there were no current (genuine) coins in the world,

how would it be possible to issue a false coin.

Unless there be truth, how should there be falsehood? That falsehood

receives brilliance from the truth..

Do not say, then, that all these utterance are false…

Do not say, then, that all (this) is fantasy and error:

Without truth fantasy exists not in the world.

Truth is the Night of Power (which) is hidden among the other nights…

Not all nights are (the Night of) Power.

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