God is One and Only

“When Absolute Being has to be indicated
Men use the word ‘I’ to express it.
When ‘The Truth’ is set in evidence in a phenomenon
You express it by the word ‘I,’
‘I’ and ‘you ’ are the accidents of Very Being.
The lattices of the niches of the lamp of Necessary Being.
Know bodies and spirits are all the One Light,
Now shining from mirrors, now from torches.
You say ‘The word I in every connection’ ‘Indicates the reasonable soul of man;’”

~ Mahmud Shabistari

Gulshan I Raz (The Mystic Rose Garden).

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