Last week’s quote was “To find the Beloved, you must become the Beloved.”
I was puzzled. And I tried to analyse it. And became more puzzled.
So this time took my advice to others: when puzzled, describe don’t explain!
So while I’m still puzzled, I’ll describe its meaning to me.
Does the Lover end up loving himself (herself) thus becoming the Beloved? Which sounds like that selfishness which requires slavery from others.
But suppose the Lover loved himself (herself) with the same (unselfish) love as he or she loves the Beloved? Puzzle solved.
Rumi’s real puzzle:
- Love others unselfishly
- Love yourself unselfishly.