The essence of God is love and the Sufi path is a path of love. It is very difficult to describe

love in words. It is like trying to describe honey to someone who has never tasted or even

seen honey, who doesn’t know what honey is.


Love is to see what is good and beautiful in everything. It is to learn from

everything, to see the gifts of God and the generosity of God in everything,

to see the gifts of God and the generosity of God in everything. It is to be

thankful for all God’s bounties.


This is the first step on the road to the love of God. This is just a seed of love. In time,

the seed will grow and become a tree and bear fruit. Then, whoever tastes of that fruit

will know what real love is. It will be difficult for those who have tasted to tell of it to

those who did not. Love is a special pleasurable pain. Whoever has this in their heart

will know the secret.


They will see that everything is Truth, and that everything leads to Truth.

There is nothing but Truth. In the realization of that they will be overcome.

They will sink into the sea of Truth.


Whatever you taste of love, in whatever manner, in whatever degree — it is a tiny part of

Divine Love. Love between men and women is also a part of that Divine Love.

But sometimes the beloved becomes a curtain between love and realization of true love.


One day that curtain will lift and then the real Beloved, the real goal will

appear in all Divine glory. What is important is to have this feeling of love

in your heart in whatever form and shape. It is also important that you

be loved. It is easier to love than to be the beloved.


If you have been in love you will certainly reach the Beloved one day. The gifts of God

often come to you from the hands of other human beings, through God’s servants.

And so, Divine love also expresses itself between human beings.


The Sheikhs are the pourers of the wine and the dervish is the glass. Love

is the wine. By the hand of the wine pourer, the glass — the dervish —

is filled. This is the short way. Love could be offered to one by other hands.

This is the short way.