The intellectual quest is exquisite like pearls and coral,
But it is not the same as the spiritual quest.
The spiritual quest is on another level altogether,
Spiritual wine has a subtler taste.
The intellect and the senses investigate cause and effect.
The spiritual seeker surrenders to the wonder.
RUMI (1207-1273) Persian poet, jurist, theologian
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Wow…..I really love Rumi’s poems….but never came across this one….I agree with the last line perfectly, coz I always surrender to the wonder…in my case, a wonder called Nature :-)…It always fascinates me!!