The idea that he has to attain mastery over the desires of the flesh is a correct one. But that this mastery will lead to reunion with a “soul-mate” is not the teaching of the best mystics or philosophers. What really happens is a reunion with the true “Beloved,” who is none other than the Soul of the individual, his higher Self. This is a real living entity, whose presence is felt, whose words are heard, and whose beauty arouses all one’s love.
– Notebooks Category 6: Emotions and Ethics > Chapter 4: Purify Passions > # 92