23 February 2010

Verses from Said Nursi

Abandon, O wretch, thy lamentation; reliance on
God shall be thy refuge!

Lamenting is naught but an increase of woe; woe
itself, that is thy dirge!

Find thy way to the author of woe; thy woe shall
then be pleasing as the green verge!

But if thou findest him not not then is the whole world
one endless cruel image!

Thou who dost suffer from a worldful of woe -why
complain at one pain? Make God thy refuge!

Smile thus in the face of thy woe; woe itself then
shall smile, and, smiling, shrink and quite change!

written by Bediuzzaman SAID NURSI
from the book Fruits From the Tree of Light

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