Seeking life

Through the eyes of those before..

30. The Beloved is all, the lover but a veil;

the Beloved is living, the lover a dead thing.

When Love has no care for him, he is left

as a bird without wings. Alas for him then!

How could I have consciousness of anything before or behind

when the light of my Beloved is not before me and behind?

Love wills that this Word be shown forth;

if the mirror does not reflect, how is that?

Do you know why the mirror of your soul reflects nothing?

Because the rust is not cleared from its face.

-Mathnawí Book 1, 30-34

Raq 💕✌️

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