Shir and Sher: Rumi’s Quote
Both species of deer ate grass and drank water
One gives dung, and other pure musk.
Both reeds drank from the same water source
but this one is empty and that one full of sugar
Do not measure the actions of holy men by comparing them to yourself
Though shēr (lion) and shīr (milk) are similar in writing.
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