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Lesson 7: The Treasure Revealed
Destroy your own house, destroy it now!
Don't wait one more minute! Pull the whole house down!
A treasure greater than Pharaoh's is hidden under it.
Go and build with that a million houses!
In the end, whether you like it or not,
Your house will be pulled down and destroyed,
And the treasure under it revealed.
But then it will not belong to you –
For you can only own the treasure
If you destroy your house yourself.
How can you get the pay if you haven't done the work?
Do you imagine the Koran is speaking lightly when it says,
"Human beings don't get anything they haven't worked for"?
- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi
(Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi)
Serious and worrying for many.