The mystical poetry sung in the Samā‘ unites the themes of the lover and the beloved, of spiritual intoxication, of the nostalgia related to being separated from a loved one, or of our divine essence. These internal states, accentuated by dance, are the effects of spiritual intoxication, which manifests as a feeling of total surrender and the forgetting of one’s self, culminating in the extinction within the divine presence. In this way, the Samâ’ acts as a remedy for our souls and food for our hearts.

Love has arisen Like blood, it flows through my veins He has emptied me of me He has filled me with the Beloved The Beloved has invaded Every bit of my being Only one name remains of me Everything else is Him

Jalal ud Din Rumî