Belief brings me close to You
but only to the door.
It is only by disappearing into
That I will come in.
- Hakim Sanai
Sanai was a Persian poet who lived in the 11th and 12th centuries. While travelling in India he met a Sufi teacher and himself became a Sufi, giving up a life of wealth and luxury as a court poet.
The Walled Garden of Truth (Hadiqat al Haqiqa) is his master work, and the first Persian mystical epic of Sufism.