‘I shall become what no mind e’er conceived’

‘Flee to God’s Qur’an, take refuge in it
there with the spirits of the prophets merge.
The Book conveys the prophets’ circumstances
those fish of the pure sea of Majesty.’

Rumi qouted in Lewis, 2000, p. 408

Jalal ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi or known as Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi

“I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die as Man, to soar
With angels bless’d; but even from angelhood
I must pass on: all except God doth perish.
When I have sacrificed my angel-soul,
I shall become what no mind e’er conceived.
Oh, let me not exist! for Non-existence
Proclaims in organ tones,
To Him we shall return.”

از جماد مُردم و نام شدم وز نما مُردم بهحوان سرزدم

مُردم از حوان و آدم شدم پس چه ترسم؟ ک ز مردن کم شدم؟

حمله دگر بمرم از بشر تا برآرم از ملائک بال و پر

وز ملک هم بادم جستن ز جو کل شء هالک الا وجهه

بار دگر از ملک پران شوم آنچه اندر وهم ناد آن شوم

پس عدم گردم عدم چو ارغنون گودم کانا اله راجعون

Rumi quoted in ‘The triumphal sun’. by Annemarie Schimmel, p. 328