‘Khud Kooza O, Khud Kooza Garo’ – Maulana Rumi (1207-1273)

Himself the vessel and the maker
Himself the clay from which it’s made
Himself is he that drinks from it
That breaks and spills it after he has paid
khud kooza o, khud kooza garo, khud gil e kooza
(himself the vessel, himself maker-of-it, himself material-of-it)
khud rind o subu kush.
(himself the one who drinks)
khud bar sar e aan kooza kharidaar bar amad
(himself it is as vessel’s buyer manifests)
ba shikast ravan shud
(and breaks and lets flow/spill)
Maulana Rumi. What more need be said?


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