I LOOKED EVERYWHERE. HE WAS NOT THERE

“Cross and Christians, end to end, I examined. He was not one the cross. I went to the Hindu temple, to the ancient pagoda. In none of them where there any signs. To the uplands of Herat I went, and to Khandhar. I looked. He was not on the heights nor in the lowlands. Resolutely, I went to the summit of the mountain of Kaf. There only was the dwelling of the Anqa bird. I went to the Kaaba of Mecca. He was not there. I asked about him from Avicenna the philosopher. He was beyond the range of Avicenna…

I looked into my own heart. In that place I saw him. He was in no other place.

– Jalal ud-Din-ar-Rumi

From the book BEYOND MAN

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