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The Guest House

Rating: 3.4
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
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Erica Philp 13 September 2016
The essence of equanimity. A favourite.
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Amar Agarwala 10 September 2016
Life explained so simply yet deeply by Rumi... hallmarks of a classical great that he was. Enjoyed the verses thoroughly.
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Mizzy ........ 10 September 2016
A lesson in humanity.....Enjoyed reading!
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Marieta Maglas 10 September 2016
It is interesting to know how a personality develops as well as how it influences the way people around think and behave. The body is the house of the soul. In ''De Anima'', Aristotle wrote, “whether all affections are common to what has the soul or whether there is some affection peculiar to the soul itself.” - Wonderful poem- voted 10.
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 10 September 2016
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. It's a grand message.A beautiful poem well penned. Thanks for sharing this.10 for it. Subhas
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Babatunde Aremu 10 September 2016
This is simply fantastic. The poet is on point. Great lesson!
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Ananda Adi 10 September 2016
This is a beautiful teaching from Mewlana. Akin to teachings in Jungian psychology of embracing all aspects of yourself. Thank you.
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Unnikrishnan E S 10 September 2016
It is so nice and thoughtful of the ph team to select Rumi as the poet of the day. And the best poem they have selected from his treasures to host here. Charming. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. Typical of the Great Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi. Immensely happy that his poems are on ph forever to read and re-read!
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Gajanan Mishra 10 September 2016
be grateful to all, good one
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Edward Kofi Louis 10 September 2016
The dark thought! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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