How utterly amazing is someone who flees from something he cannot escape

How utterly amazing is someone who flees from something he cannot escape

How utterly amazing is someone who flees from
something he cannot escape
to seek something that will not last!

“It is not the eyes that are blind,
but the hearts in the breasts are blind.”

Do not travel from phenomenal being to phenomenal being.
You will be like the donkey going around at the mill.
It travels to what it set out from.

Travel from phenomenal beings
to the Maker of Being.

“And the final end is to your Lord.”

by Ibn Ata’ Illah
English version by Victor Danner
Original Language Arabic

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