The Failure of Love

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Kabir Helminski said, “We have all failed in love.  This is our starting point.  We have all been broken and disappointed in love because our love has been identified with our egoism, when it was meant to dissolve it.  We can love when we expect to get something.  We can love when we have the perfect person to love.  But there is no such perfect person, and even if there was we would not know it unless we too were perfect, because we would inevitable project our own imperfection on them, as the masses have always done to the great prophets.  God's Messengers were not loved, they were more often hated.  Hatred is frustrated love; the shadow of love.  It implies the presence of love corrupted by egotism.  Egotism can turn beauty into ugliness, generosity into selfishness, love into hatred.” 


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