Do You Love Me?

A lover asked his beloved,
Do you love yourself more
than you love me?

The beloved replied,
I have died to myself
and I live for you.

I’ve disappeared from myself
and my attributes.
I am present only for you.

I have forgotten all my learning,
but from knowing you
I have become a scholar.

I have lost all my strength,
but from your power
I am able.

If I love myself
I love you.
If I love you
I love myself.



From: Love Poems of Rumi – Deepak Chopraimage

Translated by: Fereydoun Kia

Edited: Dr Deepak Chopra

Republished with permission of: Chopra centre