‘Thou art harsh, like such a one.’
‘Know,’ he replied,
‘That I am harsh for good, not from rancor and spite.
Whoever enters saying, ‘Tis I,’
I smite him on the brow;
For this is the shrine of Love,
O fool! it is not a sheep cote!
Rub thine eyes,
and behold the image of the heart.’
Maualana Jalaudin Rumi (ra)