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(406) Gnats Inside the Wind - Rumi

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  • Sam Droege
    Gnats Inside the Wind Some gnats come from the grass to speak with Solomon. “O Solomon, you are the champion of the oppressed. you give justice to the little
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      Gnats Inside the Wind

      Some gnats come from the grass to speak with Solomon.

      �O Solomon, you are the champion of the oppressed.
      you give justice to the little guys, and they don�t
      get
      any littler than us! We are tiny metaphors
      for frailty. Can you defend us?�

      �Who has mistreated you?�

      �Our complaint is against the wind.�

      �Well, says Solomon, �you have pretty voices,
      you gnats, but remember, a judge cannot listen
      to just one side. I must hear both litigants.�

      �Of course,� agree the gnats.

      �Summon the East Wind!� calls out Solomon,
      and the wind arrives almost immediately.

      What happened to the gnat plaintiffs? Gone.

      Such is the way of every seeker who comes to complain
      at the High Court. When the presence of God arrives,
      where are the seekers? First there�s dying,
      then union, like gnats inside the wind.

      -Rumi



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