Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Here you will find the Poem The ravings which my enemy uttered I heard within my heart of poet Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

The ravings which my enemy uttered I heard within my heart

The ravings which my enemy uttered I heard within my heart; 
the secret thoughts he harbored against me I also perceived. 
His dog bit my foot, he showed me much injustice; I do not 
bite him like a dog, I have bitten my own lip. 
Since I have penetrated into the secrets of individuals like men 
of God, why should I take glory in having penetrated his secret? 
I reproach myself that through my doubtings it so happened 
that purposely I drew a scorpion towards my own foot. 
Like Eblis who saw nothing of Adam except his fire, by God I 
was invisible to his insignificant Eblis. 
Convey to my friends why I am afflicted in mind; when the 
snake bit my thigh I started away from the black rope. 
The blessed silent ones, their lips and eyes closed -by a way 
unknown to any man, I ran into their thoughts; 
Since there is a secret and perfect way from heart to heart, I 
gathered gold and silver from the treasuries of hearts. 
Into the thought that was like a brazen stove I flung the dead 
dog; out of the thought that was like a rose bower I plucked roses 
and jasmine. 
If I have hinted at the evil and good ofm y friends, I have spun 
flax like a weaver as the choicest veil. 
When my heart rushed suddenly to a heart mighty and aware, 
out of awe for his heart I fluttered like the heart. 
As you are happy with your own state, how did you fall in with 
me? Attend to your own business, for I am neither shaikh nor 
As far as you are concerned, brother, I am neither copper nor 
red gold; drive me from your door, for I am neither lock nor key. 
Take it as if I had not ever spoken these words; if you had been 
in my mind, by God I would not have quarreled.