The Intellectual Quest

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

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Republished with permission from

‘Rumi Wisdom – Daily Teachings from the Great Sufi Master’

by Timothy Freke