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.
Republished with permission from
‘Rumi Wisdom – Daily Teachings from the Great Sufi Master’
by Timothy Freke