Association

A rain drop from the sky: if it is caught by clean hands,
is pure enough for drinking.
If it falls in the gutter, its value drops so much that it can’t be used
even for washing your feet.
If it falls on a hot surface, it will evaporate…
If it falls on a lotus leaf, it shines like a pearl and finally,
if it falls on an oyster, it becomes a pearl…
The drop is the same, but its existence and worth
depends on whom it is associated with.

Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi

 

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