Austerity is in the head — Ruhi Su

Austerity is in the head, not in the crown
Heating is in the fire, not in the cooking sheet
If you are breaking a believer’s heart
What you do does not serve the god

If you seek the god, look at your heart
He is not in Jerusalem, in Mecca, at the pilgrimage
Accept the mature words of Yunus
It happens quickly, it shan’t be late too

(Dervişlik baştadır)

Poet: Yunus Emre

English: Işık Barış Fidaner

See also:

O wheel why do you wail?


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