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Blessing at the Start of Book IV
I was sleeping, and being comforted
I had been away from my own soul so long,
Some go first, and others come long afterward. God blesses both and all in the line, and replaces what has been consumed, and provides for those who work the soil of helpfulness, and blesses Muhammad and Jesus and every other messenger and prophet. Amen, and may the Lord of all created beings bless you.
- Jelaluddin Balkhi, aka Rumi. From The Essential Rumi, Translations by Coleman Barks