Shams of Tabriz was the famous mentor, friend, and muse of the Sufi poet Rumi. Their friendship sparked a remarkable spiritual awakening in Rumi, who spent the rest of his life creating prolific verse on the themes of ecstasy, surrender, and direct experience of god. He is perhaps the most widely-read poet in the entire world. The following distills Shams' themes of living a life inside of love.
Shams of Tabriz’s 40 Rules of Love:
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The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak