25 Spiritual Quotes on Love and the Mystical Experience

Written by Daniel Seeker

Jan 23, 2023

For some love means nothing.. It simply doesn’t exist. It’s just a made up feel-good word to describe mere chemical reactions in the brain. For others, the so called hopeless romantics, life is all about finding love, the right person or your soulmate.

Which of these ways is the way the go? Is it the one or the other? Is love real or are we just chasing our tails by discussing semantics?

This article and collection of quotes is an attempt to put forth a different way of understanding love, a more spiritual or mystical take on the topic of love. Having said that, here are 25 profound quotes that will most likely stir something within your soul.

Let love lead your soul.
Attar of Nishapur (The Newborn)

Love is my religion, I could die for that.
John Keats (Letter to Fanny Brawne, 1819)

Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Khalil Gibran

Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Khalil Gibran (The Prophet, 1923)

If a thing loves, it is infinite.
William Blake (Annotations to Swedenborg, 1788)

The dawn is not distant, nor is the night starless; love is eternal.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (The Nun of Nidaros)

The soul that walks in love neither tires others nor grows tired.
John of the Cross (Sayings of Light and Love – 97)

I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
Pablo Neruda (100 Love Sonnets, 1959)

While God waits for his temple to be built of love, men bring stones.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace, 1869)

The ultimate lesson is learning how to love and be loved unconditionally.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes, but with the heart.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince, 1943)

They who have separated faith from love do not even know what faith is.
Emanuel Swedenborg (Arcana Coelestia)

Since I began to love, love has never forsaken me. It has ever grown to its own fullness within my innermost heart.
St. Catherine of Genoa (Life and Doctrine – Chapter 13, 155)

Love abounds in all things, excels from the depths to beyond the stars, is lovingly disposed to all things.
Hildegard of Bingen (Caritas Abundat)

When in the eyes of the beloved riches count not, gold and dust are as one to thee.
Saadi Shirazi (If One of His Praise of Me Would Learn, 13th century)

Belief alone is dead. It cannot live or move Until united with its soul—its soul is Love.
Angelus Silesius (The Cherubinic Wanderer – Love, 1657)

The eyes are the windows of the soul.
Plato (Phaedrus)

If I told you about a land of love, friend, would you follow me and come?
Yunus Emre (The Drop that Became the Sea)

Heaven is nothing other than a revelation of the Eternal One, where everything works and wills in silent love..
Jakob Böhme (The Supersensual Life, 1624)

Love is God’s nature. He can do naught else. Wouldst thou
Be God, then likewise love in every instant’s Now.
Angelus Silesius (The Cherubinic Wanderer – Love, 1657)

For I have learned that
every heart will get
What it prays for
Most.
Hafez (The Subject Tonight is Love)

To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.
Victor Hugo (Les Misérables, 1862)

Lift the veil
that obscures
the heart
and there
you will find
what you are
looking for
Kabir (Dohas of Kabir)

To love another person is to see the face of God.
Victor Hugo (Les Misérables, 1862)

The Soul being once annihilated and renewed with perfect nakedness, finds in its superiour part a profound peace, and a sweet rest, which brings it to such a perfect Union of love, that it is joyful all over. And such a Soul as this is already arrived to such a happiness, that it neither wills nor desires any thing but what its Beloved wills; it conforms it self to this Will in all emergencies, as well of comfort as anguish, and rejoyces also in every thing to do the Divine Good Pleasure.
Miguel de Molinos (The Spiritual Guide – Book 3: Chapter 21, 1675)


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Daniel Seeker is a wandering dervish, creator of Nirvanic and a lifelong student of the past, present and future. He realized that he was made of immaculate and timeless consciousness when meditating in his hermit cave on the island of Gotland. His writings and his online course are mostly a reflection of that realizaton. Daniel has studied history, philosophy, egyptology and western esotericism at Uppsala Universitet. He’s currently writing his B.A. thesis in history which explores how Buddhist and Hindu texts were first properly translated and introduced to the western world in the late 18th and 19th century.

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