Love vs. Devotion

Love burns the lover.
Devotion burns the Beloved.

Love seeks happiness for the Beloved.
Devotion seeks for blessing from the Beloved.

Love seeks to shoulder the burden of the Beloved.
Love gives. Devotion asks.

Love is silent and sublime, devoid of outward expressions.
Devotion expresses itself outwards.

Love does not require the presence of the Beloved in order to love.
Devotion demands the presence of the Beloved to express affection for the Beloved.

-The Path of Love, p106

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