Love is the Water of Life

Everything other than love for the most beautiful God

 though it be sugar- eating. 

What is agony of the spirit? 

To advance toward death

without seizing 

hold of

the Water of Life.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi 
(1207 – 1273 )
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All through eternity

Beauty unveils His exquisite form

in the solitude of nothingness;

He holds a mirror to His Face

and beholds His own beauty.

he is the knower and the known,

the seer and the seen;

No eye but His own

has ever looked upon this Universe.

 

His every quality finds an expression:

Eternity becomes the verdant field of Time and Space;

Love, the life-giving garden of this world.

Every branch and leaf and fruit

Reveals an aspect of His perfection-

They cypress give hint of His majesty,

The rose gives tidings of His beauty.

 

Whenever Beauty looks,

Love is also there;

Whenever beauty shows a rosy cheek

Love lights Her fire from that flame.

When beauty dwells in the dark folds of night

Love comes and finds a heart

entangled in tresses.

Beauty and Love are as body and soul.

Beauty is the mine, Love is the diamond.

 

They have together

since the beginning of time-

Side by side, step by step.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi 
(1207 – 1273 )