Internals

“We who regard the inside of the world,

We look at the heart and disregard the outside.

The judges who confine their views to externals

And base their decisions on outward appearances,

As they testify and make outward show of faith,

Are straightway dubbed faithful by men of externals.

Therefore these heretics, who regard only externals,

Have secretly shed the blood of many true believers.

Strive then to be old in wisdom and in faith,

That, like Universal Reason, you may see within.”

-Rumi

Black and white photo of person standing at the entrance of a cave.

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Internals