The Sixteenth Rule of Love

The whole city was a Tower of Babel. Everything was constantly shifting, splitting, coming to light, transpiring, thriving, dissolving, decomposing, and dying. Amid this chaos Shams of Tabriz stood in a place of unperturbed silence and serenity, utterly indifferent to the world and yet at the same time, feeling a burning love for all the people struggling and suffering in it:

“It’s easy to love a perfect God, unblemished and infallible that He is. What is far more difficult is to love fellow human beings with all their imperfections and defects. Remember, one can only know what one is capable of loving. There is no wisdom without love. Unless we learn to love God’s creation, we can neither truly love nor truly know God. ” 

4 thoughts on “The Sixteenth Rule of Love

  1. these are your thoughts? i’m finding it hard to relate the Teju I knew in school, and this spiritually evolved one. it’s like knowing a lily, and then imaginging it was actually a banyan tree … with deeper roots

    1. 🙂 These rules are from a book – The Forty Rules of Love. You’re right, I was the opposite in school. I have only recently developed the open-mindedness to explore the spiritual aspect of things.

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