Creation is Love

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

You will never receive the love destined for you, or give the love you are destined to give, if you fail to realize the love you are.

You are a pure gift. At every breath you draw, your existence is breathed into you. It is Love; it is from Love. Love creates you, and Love is the substance of you. The pain of life hides this truth from you, but it is nonetheless true – truer than all the loss, truer than all the suffering. Existence itself – your very own existence – is pure Mercy.


– From Charles Upton’s excellent and insightful book, Reflections of Tasawwuf.

Ya Haqq!

12 Responses to Creation is Love

  1. dusty_face says:

    I am a long, long way off!

  2. Shahrzad says:

    Do we live every moment with this thought in mind? I personally need a reminder every now and then..

  3. zed says:

    Listen to the reed (flute), how it is complaining!
    It is telling about separations,

    2. (Saying), “Ever since I was severed from the reed field,
    men and women have lamented in (the presence of) my shrill cries.

    3. “(But) I want a heart (which is) torn, torn from separation,
    so that I may explain the pain of yearning.”

    4. “Anyone one who has remained far from his roots,
    seeks a return (to the) time of his union.

    5. “I lamented in every gathering;
    I associated with those in bad or happy circumstances.

    6. “(But) everyone became my friend from his (own) opinion;
    he did not seek my secrets from within me.

    7. “My secret is not far from my lament,
    but eyes and ears do not have the light (to sense it).

    8. “The body is not hidden from the soul, nor the soul from the
    body; but seeing the soul is not permitted.”

    9. The reed’s cry is fire — it’s not wind!
    Whoever doesn’t have this fire, may he be nothing!

    Thank you dear brother.

  4. isaiah says:


  5. greatsnake says:

    just what i need at this particular moment. thankyou!

  6. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Brothers and Sister:

    Thank you for the comments :) Indeed, we are all a long way off, as Dusty points out, and such reminders are good to keep us on the straight path.

    May we each discover the love we are, and so give of it freely and abundantly.

    Ya Haqq!

  7. Achelois says:

    I once heard a wise man say this on the radio and I so wished I had a pen to write it somewhere. Now I have it. Thank you (again), wise man :)

  8. krishna.n.c says:

    Beloved Papa Darvish,
    What a soul stirring thought and a way of life :)) Alhamdullilah! Ultimately,Whatever the question Love is the only answer!
    Thank you for sharing this Glorius Truth of life…Every word is a testimony to a Living Legend and thats you sweetheart :)))
    Thank you for spreading this Love and being Love Itself!
    From one tiny beating heart to an Ocean of Love, I bow down to your feet :)
    Love you lots Papa :))

  9. Zahid says:

    And Salaams, Peace and Blessings to you

    Jazakhallah again for the reminder.

    We are trying to compile a list on our Sufi Blog of contemporary Sufi Novels, do you know of other note worthy books people who are interested in Sufism and Spirituality in the West to read?

    Your help would be much appreciated.


    Zahid Adil

    btw: if you are ever in London, please drop by our Zikr Circle in Central London in Maida Vale. Our blog is

  10. Kozi Wolf says:

    ” Love creates you, and Love is the substance of you.”
    beautiful. thank you.

  11. chaiwala says:

    Reminds me of a line from an Urdu ghazal: “Jo be kuch hai mohabbat ka pehlao hai” (whatever there is, is the outspreading of Love).

  12. faith786 says:

    Very profound. Thank you for sharing it!

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