Go to the Winery and exchange your robe for a drink of wineby Moulana Shah Maghsoud
Original Language Persian/Farsi
Go to the Winery and exchange your robe for a drink of wine,
Despite the arrogant pious, drink like a Sufi.
|-- from Diwan-e-Ghazal (in Farsi), by Moulana Shah Maghsoud / Translated by Seyedeh Nahid Angha|
The "robe" can be understood as one's public persona, the social identity -- the ego.
Wine is the drink of blissful union with the Beloved, something not understood by those caught up in religious dogma and formalities.
So we can read these two lines as telling us to abandon the ego, and discover the bliss of union.
|Diwan-e-Ghazal (in Farsi)||Ecstasy: The World of Sufi Poetry and Prayer||Psalms of the Gods||Selections:: Poems from Khayyam, Rumi, Hafez, and Shah Maghsoud|