Be aware of empty words, and particularly words like love,
which are higher than God – God is only a quality of love. Don’t go on carrying
an empty container with no content in it. This is your misery, the misery of
the whole humanity. Nobody loves.
Love is risky. I teach you to take all the risks, because even a single moment of love is equal to the whole eternity. And a life without love may be immortal, but will be just a graveyard. Nothing will blossom. You will be secure – but what will you do with your security? Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto
himself. But if you are clinging to something else how can existence, or
God, or love, gather you unto himself? He threshes you to make you naked…
…because you are covered with so many fake personalities. Your
face is not your original face. There are so many masks.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness
The word whiteness has to be understood – it is not acolor. You can have the whole rainbow, but you will miss two colors which you have become accustomed to – black and white. And why have all the mystics condemned the black and praised the white?
White is not a color but all the colors. If you mix all the colors of the rainbow, whiteness arises. So whiteness is basically a great synthesis of all the colors of life. And if you remove all the colors, then there is blackness. Blackness is negativity, blackness is no. Blackness is death.
Whiteness is positivity, whiteness is yes, whiteness is godliness. Whiteness is love.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread
for God’s sacred feast.
All the religions of the world had been teaching people to fast.
Almustafa is talking about a feast. Against all the religions, I am in agreement with Almustafa. Life is not a fasting, it is a continuous feast – a celebration, a festival of lights.
Love transforms your life into a festival of lights.
And unless your life becomes a feast and a festival, remember:
you have not done the thing you have come for on this earth.
All these things shall love do unto you that
you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment
of Life’s heartBut if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s