One who loved God set his face towards the desert. His father, being grieved at his absence, neither ate nor slept.
Some one admonished the son, who said “Since my Friend has claimed me as His own, no other friendship do I own. When He revealed to me His beauty, all else that I saw appeared unreal.”
They that love Him care for no one else; their senses are confused and their ears are deaf to the words of them that reproach.
They wander through the desert of Divine Knowledge without a caravan.
They have no hope of approbation from their fellow-men, for they are the chosen of the elect of God.