“There is a law about revealing what’s hidden. Even where hundreds of seekers are waiting for truth, a messenger will stay silent if one cynic sits in the audience.
Normally when a horse gets the scent of a lion, it keeps a distance. But there are exceptions. Every now and then a horse comes that will gallop into the blazing moat.
Do not hold back what you know to say about our inmost self. Say everything, no matter how much hypocrisy and hesitation you sense is here. Don’t guard the mystery. Heat this horse so hot it rises off the track into the emptiness of soul.”
The Essential Rumi – Reissue: New Expanded Edition translated by Coleman Barks