The sorrows of duty,
Like the heat of the sun,
Have scorched your heart.
But let stillness fall on you
With its sweet and cooling showers,
And you will find happiness.
– Ashtavakra Gita 18:3
I realized what was hidden within me and conversed with You in secret.
Though we were united, we still were apart.
Though awe hid You from my searching eyes,
Ecstasy brought You close to my innermost being.
– Al-Hujwiri, "The Kashf al-Mahjub"