Would you become a pilgrim
on the road of love?
The first condition is
that you make yourself humble
as dust and ashes.
This is the ancient, philosophical interpretation And those who only know the non-platonic love have no need to talk of tragedy. In such love there can be no sort of tragedy. ― Leo Tolstoy,
Platonic love is a special emotional and spiritual relationship between two people who love and admire one another because of common interests, a spiritual connection, and similar worldviews. It does not involve any type of sexual involvement. Most friendships begin as either personal or professional.
It is named after Greek philosopher Plato, though the philosopher never used the term himself. Platonic love as devised by Plato concerns rising through levels of closeness to wisdom and true beauty from carnal attraction to individual bodies to attraction to souls, and eventually, union with the truth.
― Rabindranath Tagore
सूफी परंपरा में ईश्वर को हमेशा प्रेमी के रूप में देखा गया है. उसका दरवाजा केवल उन लोगों के लिए ही खुलता है, जो अपने को उसके प्रेम में खो चुके होते हैं.
A life without love is of no account.
Don’t ask yourself what kind of love you should seek,
spiritual or material, divine or mundane,
eastern or western…
divisions only lead to more divisions.
Love has no labels, no definitions.
It is what it is, pure and simple.
Love is the water of life.
And a lover is a soul of fire!
The universe turns differently when fire loves water.
Rumi, Divan-i-Shams 11909
You think you are alive
because you breathe air?
Shame on you,
that you are alive in such a limited way.
Don’t be without Love,
so you won’t feel dead.
Die in Love
and stay alive forever.
I swear, since seeing Your face,
the whole world is fraud and fantasy
The garden is bewildered as to what is leaf or blossom.
The distracted birds
can’t distinguish the birdseed from the snare.
A house of love with no limits,
a presence more beautiful than venus or the moon,
a beauty whose image fills the mirror of the heart.
Rumi, The Divani Shamsi Tabriz XV