How can you see Layla with eyes with which you see
other than her and which you have not cleansed by tears?
Look at me with the vision of Majnun! Those who look at the beloved with the vision of the lover are those whom, "He (God) loves…" [referring to Qur'an (5:54) "God will bring a people whom He loves and who love Him"] ‘The defect [in most people] stems from the fact that they do not look at God with the vision of the lover; they look with the vision of knowledge, the vision of gnosis, and the vision of philosophy. The vision of love is something else.
From the Discourses of Shams-i Tabrizi (Maqalat-i Shams-i Tabrizi)