“Wherever I go, thou art my companion.
Having taken me by the hand thou moves me.
I go alone depending solidly on thee.
Thou bearest too my burdens.
If I am likely to say anything foolish, thou makest it right.
Thou hast removed my bashfulness and madest me self-confident.
O Lord, all the people have become my guards, relatives and bosom friends.
Tuka says, I now conduct myself without any care.
I have attained divine peace within and without.”
—Book of Prayers, M. K. Gandhi
“All things in creation and manifestation, even all things in existence, are held together by Ishk. This is Divine Love. It is difficult to express it in such a limited way, but we know that sunlight contains electricity, magnetism and numerous other forces or aspects of cosmic force.”
—From Spiritual Brotherhood, Samuel Lewis
“Gravitation, light, attraction, adhesion, and cohesion are all aspects of this Divine Love in the physical world. But even these aspects extend far into the unseen, and it cannot be said that Divine Love is limited or qualified by its mental aspects and characteristics…Behind all mysteries, behind all activity and behind all life is Love or Agape or Karuna which holds all things and persons together, which creates the beauty and harmony of this cosmos.”
“I desire you
more than food
hunger for your taste
I can sense your presence
in my heart
although belong to all the world
with silent passion
for one gesture
from you. ”
—Rumi, The Love Poems of Rumi
“In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest,
where no one sees you,
but sometimes I do, and that
sight becomes this art.”
—-The words of Rumi
“Love is the greatest component of life. It unifies everything. It attracts and draws to us all that is good. Through love we become more aware and responsive to the needs of humanity. We see the oneness, commonality, and the spark of God in each person. We can begin with our family, friends, and coworkers. We can love them even if we think they have done something wrong. We can be there for them, with compassion, kindness, gentleness and acceptance. That is how we demonstrate our human love.”
—James Van Praagh