Drunk on Love ~
Be drunk on love, because love is all that exists;
Without love, no one has the right to enter His house.
They ask, “What is love?” Reply: “Giving up your self-will.”
He who hasn’t given up his will isn’t chosen.
The lover’s an emperor, the two worlds are at his feet:
Does an emperor notice what is thrown in his path?
It is Love and the Lover that live eternally.
Don’t lend your heart to anything else; all else is borrowed.
How long will you go on and on embracing a corpse?
Embrace the soul that is embraced by nothing else.
- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi
(Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi)
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