The Book of the Lover and the Beloved', translated from the Catalan of Ramon Llull, with an introductory essay by E. Allison Peers (1923). 'The #book of the #Lover and the Beloved' is one of the most celebrated works of the Majorcan #writer and #philosopher Ramon #Llull (1232 - c. 1315). The work contains 366 verses or, in Llull's own words, 'moral metaphors'. They provide the reader useful (spiritual) lessons in his journey to learn about the quintessence of #Love . 'The roads where the Lover seeks his Beloved are long and dangerous, crowded with cares, longing sighs, and weeping, but illuminated with love'. Llull was both a man of affairs and a scholar, but above all he was a man of the divine. His favourite motto was: 'He who loves not lives not'. In 1263 Llull received a fivefold vision. From that moment, he changed his life and served the divine. He became a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis, a monastic order inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi. Within the Franciscan Order Llull is honoured as a #martyr . \" 'What meanest thou by love?' said the Beloved. And the Lover answered: ' It is to bear on one's heart the sacred marks and the sweet words of the Beloved. It is to long for Him with desire and tears. It is boldness. It is fervor. It is fear. It is the desire for the Beloved above all things. It is that which causes the Lover to grow faint when he hears the Beloved's praises. It is that in which I die daily, and in which is all my will' \". Repost @theritmanlibrary
The Journey began when you were born in this world.
The Journey always exists so long as you live.
The Journey can be a tough one or it can also be easy.
The Journey that will never get tired leading you to your own path.
The Journey that after my life as a student will soon be change into something tougher, much more challenging, and more pressure.
The Journey only God knows where He's taking me.