Posted by: Philip Carr-Gomm | September 22, 2008

I Follow the Religion of Love

My heart has become capable of every form: it is a pasture for
gazelles and a convent for Christian monks,
And a temple for idols and the pilgrim’s Ka’ba and the
tables of the Torah, and the book of the Koran.
I follow the religion of Love: whatever way Love’s camels take,
that is my religion and my faith.

Ibn Arabi (1165-1240) Islamic Sufi mystic and philosopher


Responses

  1. hi. such rich frases, full of the most important behaviour in live and in religion: love and tolerance to diferencies. After reading 6 chapters of your book ” mysteries of druids” i had a strange dream. if it is possible i would like to describe it to you. Mail me if you got a chance. best regards

  2. It’s quite remarkable how consistent the message of the “masters” is regardless of tradition and how equally consistent is the human disinclination to heed their words. I like the Dalai Lama’s version also “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”


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