Love with no object
When Shams departed from his life, Rumi would discover the reality of Shams and this love in his own being. He wouldbe freed from the need to find an object of love, and had become love with no object!
For the rest of his life he would experience thisvlove in countless situations, expressing it spontaneously in thousands of quatrains and ghazels, his everyday reality transformed into a continual relevation of love.
It may sometimes be bewildering to the reader who does not grasp the cosmic context and spiritual nature of Rumi' s love: I could reach great heights with your love, and with longing for you I will increase a hundredfold. They ask, ' Why are you circling him( or her)' O ignorance, I am circling myself