"Love has nothing to do with
the five senses and the six directions:
its goal is only to experience
the attraction exerted by the Beloved.
Afterwards, perhaps, permission
will come from God:
the secrets that ought to be told will be told
with an eloquence nearer to the understanding
of these subtle confusing allusions.
The secret is partner with none
but the knower of the secret:
in the skeptic's ear
the secret is no secret at all."
by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
March 1, 2010 9:22 PM
harcharan bains said...
Well said and thanks. I still believe there is ONLY one goal for love -- to experience nothing except itself.I know of no other reason to be in love. The beloved is irrelevant to love, for the beloved may stay or disappear, or sometimes may not even be there at all. You will often find yourself overflowing with love for nothing in particular.In love with nothing in particular is close to being in love with everything. A saint's delight. Perhpas thats what the last line -- the one that says something about the secret being a partner with none but the knower --means. But even if it doesn't, thats what it should mean. And if it still doesn't, its not true. Love has to do with lover alone, and the sentiment is not a slave to its object.Love is a sovereign .
March 4, 2010 5:05 AM