Jami - On love
Type of Spiritual Experience
On the whole Jami is a poet who has been able to express his inner feelings on love very clearly. His point of view on love is similar to that of Hafiz. He regards love as the elixir of existence; the main ingredient for an individual disposition, the link to his/her existence, or the source of happiness and sorrow. In other words, Jami regards love as dignity for human beings, and one without love as one who has no nobility.
On the whole, Jami’s best works are his diwans and mathnawi about love, while not separating human love from mystical love. He admits that his human love is more than his mystical love, and has written that worldly love is a bridge for mystical love.
Jami has also pointed out that a life without poetry and love is similar to food without salt.
A description of the experience
شرف آدمی از عشق بود ، هرکه نشد
عاشق ، او را نبود بر دگران هيچ شرف
The dignity of human beings is love;
Whoever has not become a lover has no dignity over others.
جامی از عشق گوی که بی شور عشق ، شعر
در کام اهل ذوق طعاميست بی نمک
Jami, talk about love that without the commotion of love,
Poetry in the eyes of tasteful people is like a un-salty dish.