It is one without the the quality of oneness
It is many without the attribute of multiplicity
By Itself the Self seeks Itself
By Itself the Self realises Itself
By Itself the Self adores Itself
There is no other
and there is no existence for any other than the Self.
There is no existence save Its existence.
Self and world are one and the same
Revile not the world
for you are the world.
Your actions are not your actions,
they are the actions of the world.
Your thoughts are not your thoughts
they are the thoughts of the world.
Your self is not your self
but the Self of the World
Withersoever thou turnest
thou seest the face of thyself.
Nothing that seems to perish perishes,
for all things appear only in the face of the
You are unborn and deathless,
You gave birth to birth itself,
and you are the death of death itself
Know thyself and thou knowest God.
Inspired by a reading of Ibn al-Arabi