A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on self, love, true being, divine being, pilgrimage, search, and body is a temple

O you who've gone on pilgrimage -
              where are you, where, oh where?
Here, here is the Beloved!
              Oh come now, come, oh come!
Your friend, he is your neighbor,
             he is next to your wall -
You, erring in the desert -
              what air of love is this?
If you'd see the Beloved's
              form without any form -
You are the house, the master,
              You are the Kaaba, you! . . .
Where is a bunch of roses,
              if you would be this garden?
Where, one soul's pearly essence
              when you're the Sea of God?
That's true - and yet your troubles
              may turn to treasures rich -
How sad that you yourself veil
              the treasure that is yours!

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: I Am Wind, You Are Fire, Translation by Annemarie Schimmel

Contributed by: Lisa