ABSENT WHEN HE KNOCKS
This does not mean that you have to remain inactive or lazy. On the contrary, it means that you have to be very much more alert toward the expressive beauty of the all-pervading Beloved.
In one of his couplets Hafiz has said:
This means that if you have an intense longing for your Beloved, leave all else and remain near him. Let not your mind wander for even an instant; keep it focused on him alone.
So beware, let not the Divine Beloved find you absent when he knocks at the door of your heart.
LORD MEHER, 1st ed, Vol. 16-17, p. 5771, Bhau Kalchuri
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