"This that we are now ... The human body and the universe grew from this, not this from the universe and the human body.
Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. Be silent.
Love is the ark appointed for the righteous,
Which annuls the danger and provides a way of escape.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment intuition.
Observe the wonders as they occur around you.
Don't claim them. Feel the artistry
moving through, and be silent.
Reason is like an officer when the King appears;
The officer then loses his power and hides himself.
Reason is the shadow cast by God; God is the sun.
If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there."
- Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (Born September 30, 1207)