Who Are We?, a Quatrain by Rumi

This molded figure of Mankind,
so strangely assembled,
is an image drawn in the stable of sorrows.
First being angels,
then turning into demons,
and now acting as savages,
what kind of spell is this
being so firmly cast upon us humans?

این صورت آدمی که درهم بستند
نقشی است که در تویلهٔ غم بستند
گه دیو گهی فرشته گاهی وحشی
این خود چه طلسم است که محکم بستند
رباعی حضرت مولانا جلال الدين بلخي رومي

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