Rumi

The ravings which my enemy uttered I heard within my heart;

His dog bit my foot, he showed me much injustice; I do notbite him like a dog, I have bitten my own lip.Since I have penetrated into the secrets of individuals like menof God, why should I take glory in having penetrated his secret?I reproach myself that through my doubtings it so happenedthat purposely I…

Reason says, “ I will beguile him with the tongue.”; Love says,

The soul says to the heart, “Go, do not laugh at me and yourself.What is there that is not his, that I may beguile himthereby?”He is not sorrowful and anxious and seeking oblivion that Imay beguile him with wine and a heavy measure.The arrow of his glance needs not a bow that I should beguilethe…

Are you fleeing from Love because of a single humiliation?

Love has a hundred forms of pride and disdain,and is gained by a hundred means of persuasion.Since Love is loyal, it purchases one who is loyal:it has no interest in a disloyal companion.The human being resembles a tree; its root is a covenant with God:that root must be cherished with all one’s might.A weak covenant…

Reason says, “ I will beguile him with the tongue.”; Love says,

The soul says to the heart, “Go, do not laugh at me and yourself.What is there that is not his, that I may beguile himthereby?”He is not sorrowful and anxious and seeking oblivion that Imay beguile him with wine and a heavy measure.The arrow of his glance needs not a bow that I should beguilethe…