If Fate Should Veil You Darkly

Peace, one and all…

‘If fate should veil you darkly like the night,
so one day fate will also take your hand.

If fate attempts your life a hundred times,
so also fate revives you and will heal you.

Though fate should hold you up a hundred times,
it will pitch tent for you on heaven’s summit.

It is from kindness that he frightens you,
then seats you in the kingdom of good faith’

(Mevlana, Masnavi 1.1267 – 1270, trans. Alan Williams)


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