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I said,

‘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)