|DEVOID of self I traveled to a place|
There in the absence of I , joy filled my Heart .
Without I , His obscured face ,like the Moon
came forth and kissed my cheek.
In longing for my love , I perished
and from that longing , birth was given to me.
I am eternally drunk , without wine
My joy is endless , without I.
Do not remember me, ever
for I am memory itself , without I.
I am ecstatic without myself , so I say
" O me , may you always be without I."
All the doors were shut to me , and
all opened when He let me in , without I.
Me , I am the one ,free of good and evil
free from obedience and corruption ,without I.
~ JALAL AD - DIN RUMI
(DEVOID OF SELF )
DIVAN -I SHAMS - I TABRIZ