and your heart with love,
there's no more thirst.
~ Hakim Sanai (Afghanistan, 11th Century)
This poem by Hakim Sanai reminds me that thirst is a common spiritual metaphor the world over because it is a common human condition.
Jesus, who we must remember, was also Middle Eastern, used water and thirst as a spiritual metaphor as well.
Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
In both Sanai's poem and Jesus' teaching, love is the water that will quench thirst and lead us to oneness with the Divine.