Be drunk on Love, for only
Love exists; there’s
No meeting the Beloved without
Love as herald.
They ask, “What’s Love?”
Reply, ‘Renouncing the will.’
He who hasn’t tossed will aside
doesn’t know God.
The Lover is a monarch:
two worlds lie at his feet;
The King pays no attention
to what lies under his.
It’s Love and the lover that live eternally;
Set your heart on this only:
the rest is borrowed.
JLALALU’DDIN RUMI (1207 – 1273)
Y ou fancy this world is permanent of itself
And endures because of its own nature,
But really it is a ray of light from the Truth
And within it the Truth is concealed.
SA’D AL-DIN MAHMUD SHABISTARI (c1250 – 1320)
The Secret Rose Garden
After the Truth what is there save error?