Everything Is In Love With That Perfection

Peace, one and all…

Know that the wheeling heavens are turned by waves of Love:
were it not for Love, the world would be frozen.

How would an inorganic thing disappear into a plant?
How would vegetative things sacrifice themselves to become spirit?

How would the spirit sacrifice itself for the sake of that Breath
by the waft whereof a Mary was made pregnant?

Each one would be stiff and immovable as ice:
how should they be flying and seeking like locusts?

Every mote is in love with that Perfection
and hastening upward like a sapling.

Their haste is “Glory to God!”
They are purifying the body for the sake of the spirit.

Masnavi 5.3854-3859

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