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A few lines by Kabir to help us remember what matters, especially amid suffering and uncertainty.   

The purpose of labor is to learn,

when you know it, the labor is over.

The apple blossom exists to create fruit;

when that comes the petal falls.  

source: Bly, R. (trans.) (1977). The Kabir book: forty-four of the ecstatic poems of Kabir. Boston: Beacon Press, p.15. Kabir (fifteenth century), son of a Moslem weaver, influenced by the poetry of Sufi mystics and Hindu believers.

 

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