Whoever runs away from our circle
runs from hearing and seeing.
A lover swallows the bleeding heart like a lion
Without great suffering, can one ever be lionhearted?
Suppose the heart is a parrot;
then the Sweetheart offers the sugar of suffering,
has anyone seen a parrot running away from sugar?
One who runs away is a gnat against the wind.
One who runs away is a thief fleeing from moonlight.
When god makes someone stubborn and ignorant,
that person gives up Heaven’s lofty abode and flees
Anyone who truly understands dying would flee
as toward permanent life, as toward a crown and
When destiny decrees that So-and-So
will die while journeying,
then So-and-So, in fear of dying, flees on a journey.
Stop it; stop hunting what is not worth hunting,
for night’s fancy and even night itself will flee