What is a wasted life?

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From “The Mathnawî-yé Ma`nawî” [Rhymed Couplets of Deep Spiritual Meaning] of Jalaluddin Rumi.

Translated from the Persian by Ibrahim Gamard (with gratitude for R. A. Nicholson’s 1926 British translation) © Ibrahim Gamard (translation, footnotes, & transliteration)