I am only the house

Picture by GLEN LUNCHFORD 

“I am only the house of your beloved,
not the beloved herself:
true love is for the treasure,
not for the coffer that contains it.”
The real beloved is that one who is unique,
who is your beginning and your end.
When you find that one,
you’ll no longer expect anything else:
that one is both the manifest and the mystery.
That one is the lord of the states of feeling,
dependent on none:
month and year are slaves to that moon.
When He 
bids the “state,”
it does His 
bidding;
when that one 
wills, bodies become spirit."

RUMI

Posted on February 21, 2011 .