There is an invisible strength within us; when it recognizes two opposing objects of desire, it grows stronger.
Always search for your innermost nature in those you are with, as rose oil imbibes from roses.
Everything is emptiness. Everything else, accidental. Emptiness brings peace to your loving. Everything else, disease. In this world of trickery, emptiness is what your soul wants.
There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.
When you are looking straight in front of you 1495 How can you see what’s there behind you too?
Drink from the presence of saints, not from those other jars.
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.
Every thirst gets satisfied except that of these fish, the mystics, who swim a vast ocean of grace still somehow longing for it!
The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.