Silent Lips

Listen!    

Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell,

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for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul,

my friend.

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When the lips are silent,

the heart has a hundred tongues.

Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul,

my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi 

(1207 – 1273 )