The Secret of the Lover

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The Sulthan of Lovers, Mawlana Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi (q.s.) said:

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 with be told
With an Eloquence nearer to the Understanding
That 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.


I am dead, then alive.
Weeping, then laughing.
The power of love came into me,
And I became fierce like a lion,
Then tender like the evening star.


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