Do you love yourself more than you love me?
The beloved replied,
I have died to myself and I live for you.
I’ve disappeared from myself and my attributes.
I am present only for you.
I have forgotten all my learning,
but from knowing you I have become a scholar.
I have lost all my strength,
but from your power I am able.
If I love myself I love you.
If I love you I love myself.
Rumi, Do you love me?