Rob Hain - The Valley of Love
O My Brother! Until thou enter the Egypt of love, thou shalt
never come to the Joseph of the Beauty of the Friend; and
until, like Jacob, thou forsake thine outward eyes, thou shalt
never open the eye of thine inward being; and until thou
burn with the fire of love, thou shalt never commune with the
Lover of Longing.
Love is not a cause for peace. Passion produces grief and death. "The leviathan of love swalloweth the master of reason and destroyeth the lord of knowledge" - Baha'u'llah. This painting tries to show this destruction like fire consuming logic and reason (seen in the checkerboard design). This part of the journey is essential in order to enter the next Valley.
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