What’s Yours is Yours, What’s Mine is Yours

The light is the shaykh’s, the fountain is the shaykh’s, and the outpouring of joy is also the shaykh’s, not his. (the mureed)

‘Tis like water in a vessel, or light through a glass; if they think they come from themselves, they are wrong. When the vessel leaves the fountain, it sees its error; it sees the water in it comes from the fountain.

– Mathnawi Book VI

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