The Beloved

A Quote by St. John of the Cross on st john of the cross, the beloved, soul, divine union, fly, detachment, and suffering

Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved. The soul that is attached to anything, however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of Divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird, it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for until the cord be broken, the bird cannot fly.
St. John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on i, no room for, no room for me and thee, the beloved, and rumi

The Beloved

One went to the door of the Beloved and knocked.
A voice asked: 'Who is there?' He answered: 'It is I.'
The voice said: 'There is no room here for me and thee.'
The door was shut.

After a year of solitude and deprivation
this man returned to the door of the Beloved.
He knocked.
A voice from within asked: 'Who is there?'
The man said: 'It is Thou.'
The door was opened for him.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

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