With us, the name of everything
Is its outward appearance;
With the Creator,
The name of each thing is its inward reality.
In the eye of Moses, the name of his rod was “staff;”
In the eye of the Creator, its name was “dragon.”
In brief, that which we are in the end
Is our real name with God.
(Rumi, trans. Camille and Kabir Helminski)
'Rumi: Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance'
By Camille Adams Helminski (Author), Kabir Helminski (Translator)
Jelaluddin Rumi is a spokesman for the religion of love and he conveys his message in the universal language of the heart. Beloved in the Middle East and Western Asia for the past seven centuries the West is now coming to know and love his poetic words and his compelling spiritual perspective. from which these selections have been taken can justifiably be considered the greatest spiritual masterpiece ever written by a human being. It draws its imagery from every aspect of life on earth to illustrate its spiritual themes.