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Rumi - *Do Not Grieve At My Death*
By:Ather Sunar, Jhelum
Date: Monday, 25 November 2019, 9:10 pm

*Do Not Grieve At My Death* {!}
- Rumi

“Say to my friends, when they look
upon me Dead.
Weeping for me and mourning me
in sorrow...

Do not believe that this corpse is myself !

In the name of Allah,
I tell you, it is not I...
I am a Spirit ...
and this is nothing
but Flesh {!}

It was my abode and my garment
for a time.
I am a Pearl which has left its Shell.

I am a Bird, and this body
was my Cage...{!}

I have now flown forth
and it is left as a token.

All praise be to Allah,
Who has now set me free !
[from the shackles of life]

Think not that death is death...
It is the beginning of a New Life {!}