Art is the communication of ecstasy.

— P.D. Ouspensky, A New Model of the Universe

If a dervish remained in a state of ecstasy,
He would be fragmented in both worlds.

— Saadi of Shiraz, The Danger of Ecstasy

A man may be in an ecstatic state, and another man may try to rouse him. It is considered good to do so. Yet this state may be bad for him, and the awakening may be good for him. Rousing a sleeper is good or bad according to who is doing it. If the rouser is of greater attainment, this will elevate the state of the other person. If he is not, it will deteriorate the consciousness of the other man.

— Rumi, Awakening

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