'What is there that God most High does not possess and of which He is in need? [Obviously, nothing. Then] it is necessary to bring before God most High a heart mirror-bright, so that He may see His own face in it. "God looks not at your forms, nor at your deeds, but at your hearts".'
'Discourses of Rumi'
By A.J Arberry (Author)
Even in conversation Rumi expresses his spiritual insights in a style rich in allusion and figurative language, and often illustrated by skillful storytelling. His themes include God's beauty and beneficence as expressed through the good things of the earth; the continuum between form and substance; the here and the hereafter; the melting of individuality in the reality of God's oneness; and the centrality of love in the soul's development.