Attributes Of The Travelers On The Path
The travelers who seek the reunion [1], the devout pilgrims at Its gates. Unconscious of the existence of this world, melancholy only for Its sake and no other sorrow. Hearts' void of the universe though inside this world, all an ensemble with It so their bodies and hearts hollowed.
Traversing like a compass round and round [2], beyond doubt busy from dawn to dusk. Motionless and still though hurried on a quest, silent and quiet though making wise points. Light their souls but heavy precious jewels, the consolers the soothers of every wounded bosom. [3]
All these travelers learning the alphabets of love, all these voyagers gravitating towards “The Abode of Truth” [4]

[1] Reunion means to be reunited with The Creator the end of the travel on this path of love.
[2] The drawing compass is used in Sufism to indicate the nonstop motion around something and  in this case the Creator or motion in vain going no place.
[3] You are not on the path of love going towards the Beloved unless you are the faithful companion of the broken hearts.
[4] The life we are within is the classroom to learn the alphabets of love one by one carefully through the etudes of trials and afflictions. Willingly or unwillingly moving towards the final destination. Those who find the love indeed they will be in the assembly of Truth as heard in Koran [54:54-55]:
54. As to the Righteous, they will be in the midst of Gardens and Rivers,
55. In an Assembly of Truth, in the Presence of a Sovereign Omnipotent.

Background: Haitian refugees 1958 By Eugene Smith.

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