And in semi-repentance over the last post, here’s the real deal.
If you have illusions about heaven
The soul heard of one attribute of Love
and came to earth.
A hundred attributes of heaven
could never charm her back.
It is here the soul discovers
the reality of Love.
(from Rumi – Whispers of the Beloved, translated by Maryam Mafi & Azima Melita Kolin)