saalik

There is a candle in the heart of man, waiting to be kindled.
In separation from the Friend, there is a cut waiting to be
stitched.


O, you who are ignorant of endurance and the burning fire of love–
Love comes of its own free will, it can’t be learned
in any school.

—  Rumi
All the hopes, desires, loves, and affections that people have for different things — fathers, mothers,
friends, heavens, the earth, gardens, palaces, sciences, works, food, drink — the saint knows that these are
desires for God and all those things are veils. When men leave this world and see the King without these
veils, then they will know that all were veils and coverings, that the object of their desire was in reality
that One Thing… They will see all things face to face.
—  Rumi