The Goblet of Love by Ibn Arabi

The goblet of love is the lover’s heart, not his reason or his sense perception. For the heart fluctuates from state to state, just as God—who is the Beloved—is each day upon some task (Qur’ân 55:29). So the lover undergoes constant variation of the Beloved in His acts…. Love has many diverse and mutually opposed properties. Hence nothing receives these properties except that which has the capacity to fluctuate along with love. This belongs only to the heart.


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