The Beloved

The Master of the Nocturnal Ascent and foremost among creatures,
The shadow of the Truth and the Sun of the Divine Essence,
The Master of the two worlds and the king of all,
The sun of the soul and the faith of all beings,
His light was the purpose of creatures;
He was the principle of all existents and non-existence.
When the Truth saw that absolute light present,
It created a hundred oceans of light from his light.
It created that pure soul for Itself,
Then created the creatures of the world for him.

Attar on Hazart Shams-e- Tabrizi

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