“And whoever puts his trust in God, then He is sufficient for him.” No work is better than absolute trust in God: what, indeed, is dearer to God than surrender?
As long as the child could neither grasp (exert strength) nor run, it had nothing to ride on but its father’s neck;
When it became a busybody and plied hand and foot (exerted itself), it fell into trouble and wretchedness.
Because of their faithfulness, the spirits of created beings, before the creation of hand and foot, were flying in the realm of purity.
Masnavi Volume I: Verses 916.
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