Rumi Quotes and Poems

Dear heart, where do you find the courage to seek the Beloved
when you know He has annihilated so many like you before?
I do not care, said my heart,
my only wish is to become one with the Beloved.
First, he tempted me with infinite caresses.
He burnt me in the end with pain and sorrow.
In this game of chess
I had to lose myself
in order to win Him.