The Essential Rumi - Book 2, Solomon Poems : Chapter 3, New Section Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Solomon Poems : Chapter 3, New Section Summary

The translator has provided a debriefing that Rumi wrote for the benefit of the readers. He uses candles as an important symbol for how they function relative to the Sun. While it is true that in the night they are very helpful, in the bright light of day, their glow is greatly diminished. However, elsewhere in the book, Rumi has also noted that despite this change in the perceived radiance, if you put the cotton wool near to the candle, it will still be ignited. The change in the amount of brightness does not remove this direct effect. This is quite obvious, but is worth noting. He advises readers to figure out where they are at and to realize that they will not need a guide once they arrive at the destination of...

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