My secret garden dedicated to the beloved.. The garden took me eight years to complete.
The Only Teaching.
For lovers, the only teaching is the beauty of the Beloved:
their only book and lecture is the Face.
Outwardly they are silent,
but their penetrating remembrance rises
to the high throne of their Friend.
Their only lesson is enthusiasm, whirling, and trembling,
not the minor details of law.
Rumi, Mathnawi III, 3847-3819, translated by Kabir and Camille Helminski, quoted in: “The Rumi Collection,” Shambhala, Boston & London, 2000, p. 32.
Know, son, that everything in the universe
is a pitcher brimming with wisdom and beauty.
The universe is a drop of the Tigris of His Beauty,
this Beauty not contained by any skin.
His Beauty was a Hidden Treasure so full
it burst open and made the earth
more radiant than the heavens.
Rumi, Mathnawi I, 2860-2862, quoted in: Helminski, Kabir (2000). The Rumi Collection. P.61.
That which God said to the rose,
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