From mineral to plant to animal to human

I died as a mineral and became a plant;
I died as a plant and rose to animal;
I died as animal and I was a man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die as man to soar
With angels blest. But even from an angel
I must pass on: all except God must perish.
When I have sacrificed my angel soul,
I shall become what no mind ever conceived.

JALALUDDIN RUMI

Heschel Pound and Shelley – on knowing that flows from spiritual experience?

AWARENESS: “Awareness of the divine begins with wonder. It is the result of what man does with his higher incomprehension.” – A J Heschel (1959 p. 41)

“The artist is the antenna of the race. “ (Ezra Pound) –

Percy Bysshe Shelley: “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”.

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“Love is the religion, and the universe is the book.”

“Love is the religion, and the universe is the book.” – Jelaluddin Chelabi

See – http://www.katinkahesselink.net/sufi/coleman_rumi.html

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