Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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The veils hiding the way of the lover

Love is a stranger to the two worlds:
in it are seventy-two madnesses.
It is hidden; only its bewilderment is manifest:
the soul of the spiritual sultan longs for it.

Love's religion is other than the seventy-two sects:
beside it the throne of kings is just a floorboard.
In the moments of sema* Love's bard strikes up the melody:
"Servitude is bondage and power is a headache."

Then what is Love? 

The Sea of Not-Being:
there the foot of the intellect is shattered and can no longer swim.
Servitude and sovereignty are known:
the way of the lover is hidden by these two veils.

Mathnawi III: 4719-4724 
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance
Threshold Books, 1996

*The occasion of listening to spiritual music.

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