Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

The Temple of Love


The temple of love is not love itself;
True love is the treasure,
Not the walls about it.
Do not admire the decoration,
But involve yourself in the essence,
The perfume that invades and touches you-
The beginning and the end.
Discovered, this replace all else,
The apparent and the unknowable.
Time and space are slaves to this presence.

Submitted: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013

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