Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Benefit of Affliction

Why should I grieve because of a thorn? 
Once it had made laughter known to me. 
Whatever you lost through the stroke of destiny, 
know it was to save you from adversity. 
One small affliction keeps off greater afflictions; 
one small loss prevents greater losses.

Maulana Jalal-uddin Rumi -may Allah be pleased with him