Sometimes you stumble upon such profound words that it seems His Friends are greeting you upon the very path you tread.
And so it was that I encountered the great Shibli, may his soul be sanctified. He said to those who claimed to love him,
Did I hear you saying that you loved me? You could not even bear my throwing a stone at you, and you began to run away. What became of that sincere love that you had for me?
By The Most Forbearing, in this is Meziana.