Sayyidi wa sanadi Hadhrat Mawlana Mohammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him) said,
“The most important thing [in this way (sulook)] is the yearning and desire (talub). Make effort to develop it. Your benefit is directly proportional to this yearning. Mawlana Rumi (may Allah have mercy on him) said this in couplet meaning,
Limit your search for water but increase your thirst.
True thirst will pull out the water from beneath your feet.”
Post Asr, 4th Rabi II 1411/24 October 1990. Hadhrat’s residence, meeting with Baray Abbu (may Allah have mercy on him) & Abbu (may Allah preserve him)