Rumi quote about cleverness from Masnavi - Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment
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Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment
 Rumi, Masnavi (1273). copy citation

Author Rumi
Source Masnavi
Topic cleverness perplexity bewilderment
Date 1273
Language English
Reference Masnavi, Book IV
Note Translated by Edward Henry Whinfield


“Away with this attempt to swim; quit self-conceit. 'Twill not save you; Canaan was drowned at last. Love is as the ark appointed for the righteous, Which annuls the danger and provides a way of escape. Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment; Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment intuition. Make sacrifice of your reason at the feet of Mustafa, Say, "God Sufficeth me, for He, is sufficient for me." 30
Do not, like Canaan, hang back from entering the ark,” source

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