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Love Religion

Love is the religion in me.

Whichever way love’s camel goes,
That way becomes my faith,
The source of beauty, and a light

Of sacredness over every thing.

~Ibn Arabi~ Sufi mystic, poet, and spiritual teacher
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The Love Religion

The inner space inside
That we call the heart
Has become many different
Living scenes and stories.

A pasture for sleek gazelles,
A monastery for Christian monks,
A temple with Shiva dancing,
A kaaba for pilgrimage

The tablets of Moses are there,
The Qur’an, the Vedas,
The sutras, and the gospels,

Love is the religion in me.
Whichever way love’s camel goes,
That way becomes my faith,
The source of beauty, and a light
Of sacredness over every thing.

~Ibn Arabi~ Sufi mystic, poet, and spiritual teacher

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