Love of Sufi in Contrast to Ordinary Lover

Shaykh Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee of Golden Sufi writes in this book, Circle of Love,

“The mystical path is a journey from duality back to unity, back to the per-eternal oneness that is hidden within the heart. For the Sufi this journey is a love affair that begins on the level of the soul and is brought into consciousness through the grace of the Beloved. Sufis are those who love Him for His sake, and who have come to taste the sweet oneness of this love in the very substance of their being. This love draws us back to Him, back to what always is, to the eternal moment which does not belong to time.
Walking the path of love is a circular journey in which we discover what was always here but hidden under the veils of illusion, under the coverings of the ego and the mind. Stepping onto the path is stepping into the closed circle of love in which “the end is present at the beginning.”


Most of  people thinks that love is all about romanticism and happiness.but this is just fantasy of mind that’s why every lover desperate after some time in wordily wordily love is just a part of journey which leads to True love and Beloved.
As Sufi Master Rumi said,
not some shy question
and not with fears for its reputation!
Love is a madman, working his wild schemes,tearing off his clothes,
running through the mountains, drinking poison,
and now quietly choosing annihilation.

First of all, contrary to popular belief that love is all about romanticism, elated feelings and happy emotion-love often comes so violently and sweeps our heart chamber— emptying everything, sparing nothing and leaving our heart and mind in total ruin.
As some poet who knew well such effect said,
“stay away, stay away, stay away from the lane of love.”
This is because love is not always about what we desire or whom we want, but often it is about an all transforming experience of the heart, a revolution which once we experience, we never remain the same person as before. It changes the whole quality of our being.The more deep the experience of love is, the more of the fiber of our being is affected.
Echoing the truth, the great beings who were real lovers taught:

“The quest for Love changes us. There is no seeker among those who search for Love who has not matured on the way. The moment you start looking for Love, you start to change within and without.”

In human sense, love, even though whirls around someone, even though as human being we can only experience love in its basic level by falling in or feeling the magnetism of love for someone, after all, the other person in this case is not the end or the final goal, but a mean or a vehicle. The purpose remains as the transformation of our being and the goal is the process itself, which is love.
Khalil Gibran offer us the following wisdom on the way and goal of love:

And think not you can direct the course of love,
for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.

For many this is very hard to understand and even for the mind to accept when all it sees when in love is the beloved. But know that in human experience of love, the other person’s role is to holding a form. We are soul-beings who are shaped in form and hence need other forms for our engagement. Even the form of this planet earth is made so that we, humanity can bear the beams of love.
according to William Blake.

“In the dualistic love affair the other person is the vehicle through which the experience of attraction is given”.
Harsh as it might sound, but infect it would not be wrong to say that compared to the gift of the experience of love(the experience itself is a function of the heart and formless),whereas the vehicle, the other person is like an idol. To understand the truth in it, observe the human predicament of immature love. The moment the lover is disappointed, the same very idol which was idealized, fantasized and worshiped becomes the idol to be hated, cursed and to be forgotten.

My self when young did eagerly frequent

Doctor and Saint,and heard great argument

About it and about;but evermore

Came out the same Door as in i Went.

With them the Seed of Wisdom did i sow,

And with my own hand labour’d it to grow:

And this was all the Harvest that i reap’d–

I came like water,and like wind i go.

-Omer Khayyam

May all our soul-calls to our soul-mates, may all our blessed heart-aches and broken-heartedness help us realize the greater truths in life and to reach us more close to the Station of all stations, the Real, the Beloved It Self.


Love of a Sufi
quoting from

All human beings during their lives tend to experience love and friendship.

Human love can be classified into three basic categories according to its intensity, quality and limitations.

The first form of love is the friendship that is based on social conventions where two people behave in accordance with the following principle: “I for myself, you for yourself; we love each other, and we have no expectations of each other.” This form of love is that of ordinary people, whose love relationships tend to be of this nature.

The second form of  love is based on a more solid foundation and those who live together usually experience this kind of love: “I for you, you for me; we love each other, having mutual expectations of each other.” This form of love includes profound love as well as the love found within most families, involving emotional give and take on an equal footing.

The third kind of love transcends all conventions based on mutual expectations and is based on the following principle: “I am for you, you are for whoever you choose; I accept whatever you want without any expectations whatsoever.”

The Sufi’s devotion to God and to the master of the Path represents this latter form of love. This third kind of love is not based upon any constraints or conditions, and the Sufi who possesses this kind of love says with contentment and submission to God:

“I am satisfied with whatever You want without any expectations, and love You without any thought of reward.”

The Sufi’s love of God is not based upon any expectation of reward or fear of punishment, for the Sufi does not have any wishes and demands. The Sufi embraces and loves God’s wrath as much as His grace, His hardheartedness as much as His fidelity.

Only a few Sufis have managed to annihilate themselves in the Beloved through the path of such love and friendship. It is about these Sufis that Master Rumi has said:

Everything is the Beloved,
and the lover but a veil;
The Beloved is alive,
while the lover is dead.


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Keep enjoy the bliss of Sufism with my Art.

ღஜღ Love ღஜღ

Artist Seher Mohammmd

Original Painting is Sold
Prints are available on sites

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with Artist@Modaline Productions ®™




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