Maulana Jalal Uddin Rumi (1207-1273) Every fantasy….

Every fantasy from Msanavi of Rumi..

Every fantasy devours another fantasy:
one thought feeds on another.
You can’t be delivered(set free(¬†from fantasy
or fall asleep to escape from it altogether.
Your thoughts are like hornets, and your sleep is like the water
in which you are plunged: when you awake, the hornets return,
and many hornet-like fantasies fly in
and draw you now this way and then that way.
This mental fantasy is the least of the devourers:
the Almighty knows how great the others are.
Listen, flee from the hordes of devourers
towards the One who has said, ‘We are your protector’ [their
footnote: “Qur’an: Surah Al-Imran (The House of Imran), 3:150″];
or if you can’t hasten towards the Protector Himself,
towards the one who has gained that power of protection.”