Are you fleeing from Love because of a single humiliation?
What do you know of Love except the name?
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 is a rotten root, without grace or fruit.
Though the boughs and leaves of the date palm are green,
greenness brings no benefit if the root is corrupt.
If a branch is without green leaves, yet has a good root,
a hundred leaves will put forth their hands in the end.

From: Jewels of Remembrance Trans. Camille and Kabir Helminski

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When you plant a tree
every leaf that grows will tell you,
what you sow will bear fruit.
So if you have any sense my friend
don’t plant anything but love;
you show your worth by what you seek.
Water flows to those who want purity;
wash your hands of all desires and
come to the table of Love.

Do you want me to tell you a secret?
The flowers attract the most beautiful lover
With their sweet smile and scent.
If you let God weave the verse in your poem
people will read it forever

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O my child, intellect is a shackle
on the foot of one who walks the Path.
Break the bond; the Way is open!
The inteIlect is a chain, the heart may be deceptive,
and even your soul is a veil –
the Path is hidden from all three.

When you lift the intellect, soul, and heart,
the station of nearness you reach is still subjective.
One who gets lost isn’t considered brave.
Love takes aim at the one who has no troubles.
Know that the arrow of the Friend is ready in the bow.
Make your chest a target in front of it.

Love isn’t the work of the tender and the gentle;
Love is the work of wrestlers.
The one who becomes a servant of lovers
is really a fortunate sovereign.
Don’t ask anyone about Love; ask Love alone
about Love.
Love is a cloud that scatters pearls.

Love doesn’t need me to translate; it translates for itself.
If you journey to the seventh heaven, Love is a useful ladder.

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look at love
how it tangles
with the one fallen in love.

look at spirit
how it fuses with earth
giving it new life.

why are you so busy
with this or that or good or bad
pay attention to how things blend.

why talk about all
the known and the unknown
see how the unknown merges into the known.

why think separately
of this life and the next
when one is born from the other.

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