Rumi’s Legacy V

The minute I heard my first love story
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.

They are in each other all along.

جس لمحہ میں نے اپنی پہلے پریم کہانی سنی،میں نے تمہیں ڈھونڈنا شروع کر دیا، اس چیز سے بے خبر کہ میں کتنا اندھا تھا۔

محبت کرنے والوں کا کوئی انجام نہیں ہوتا۔وہ ہر پل ایک دوسرے کے ساتھ ہوتے ہیں۔

This short poem says so much about the journey and its end. Devotion suddenly collapses inward in self-fulfillment. There is no “I” and “Thou,” only union.

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.

No words wasted.

When one first tastes the longing for love, people start looking for someone that will fulfill that desire. No matter how many people we find, no one completely satisfies that longing. It is blind to seek fulfillment in another form. Lovers and the fulfillment of love are within us and somehow we try to find a way to let it express itself in our lives. Only when we open our eyes to see love is already in us do we see the longing is to be aware of our own inner connection with the Beloved.

Well, for me love is a difficult subject. I am still in search of its exact definition. But the quote by Rumi mentioned here simply means love does not need a physical union (though we long for it), true lover have a higher connection and does not require worldly endings or beginnings. They are always there, always together and their love is eternal.


4 thoughts on “Rumi’s Legacy V

  1. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”

    Love is one of the most beautiful thing created by God, and one of the most misunderstood things perceived by man.

    Reason: Love…
    – carries way deeper manifestations than we perceive it
    – is way above our two-plus-two-four
    – is way free, independent and liberal than we judge, limit and subjectify it
    – is way clean and pure than we pollute it
    – is way sacred than we baptise of mullah-fy it
    – is way truer that we deny it
    – is way unconditional than we bargain it
    – is way elevated than we rate it
    – is way simple than we make it complex and abstract

    Most of all, it needs sacrifice, longing, commitment, consistency, good intents – things which are almost “endangered species” in our world today. Mohabbat ki raah mein aanay kay liye, “dil-lagee” bhool jaani parrti hai. Dil kay mandar mein SIRF aik ‘butt’ ki gunjaaish hua karti hai….. Pur ye samajh aatay aatay samajh khatam ho jaati hai… [~ hosh waalon ko khabar kiya, be-khudi kiya cheez hai…]

    Love is in the dua for Taaif people (even when their brutal acts crossed all limits). It is about sacrificing a son by his father (even when knowing it). It is the jump into fire (deliberately). It is the care-taking and asking well being of a person who drops trash onto one’s head, daily. It is in the lap of mother, in the prayer of sister, in the eyes of a father, in the hug of a kid, and in the heart of a beloved-soul.

    Love is the litmus of pure versus everything else.

    ~ Mohabbat kay dinon mein dasht bhi mehsoos hota hai, kisi firdous ki soorat…..

    We define things in our own perspective. Whatever we have seen, felt or tasted, heard or smelled, perceived or experienced. Love is like a ghost to most, because they have not lived it.

    ~ Mohabat bandagee hai, iss mein tan ka qurb mat maango
    Kay jis ko chhoo liya jaaye, usay pooja nahin kartay…..

    ….and any form of love which does not eventually elevate us to Allah, is self-contradictory.

    P.S. Mehboob wo hai, jiska bura bhi acha lagay…

    P.P.S. ~ Ish’q hounda heereyaan de wargha, aiy sub toun lukaayi da, paaghla….. [Satinder Sartaaj]

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