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I thought you might have known it off the top of your head...

But since that is not the case, I looked it up.

At the beginning of Chapter 4, he begins, "The Book of Mirdad is my most loved book. Mirdad is a fictitious figure, but each statement and act of Mirdad is tremendously important. It should be read not as a novel, it should be read as a holy scripture -- perhaps the only holy scripture."

He begins that chapter with a quote from the book:

Love is the only freedom from attachment. When you love everything you are attached to nothing.
...Man made prisoner by the love of a woman and woman made prisoner by the love of a man are equally unfit for freedom's precious crown. But man and woman made as one by love, inseparable, indistinguisable, are verily entitled to the prize.

- from The Book of Mirdad, Mikhail Naimy.

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On a different note, might I venture to guess, telepathic, that you are in England, or somewhere in Europe. Or perhaps you are just a very early riser?

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
- Alan Watts