' The Beloved '...

"If you are a real and genuine lover,

you must be accustomed to doing your utmost to fulfill the orders of your beloved,

even at the risk of your life.

Of course,

it is just possible that your beloved may deign to come to you."

Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak Al-Jerrahi Al-Halveti
The Unveiling of Love: Sufism and the Remembrance of God
Tr. from the Turkish by Muhtar Holland
NY: New Traditions International, 1981, p. 184

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