When a man becomes a vehicle for Spirit,
his human attributes disappear.
Whatever he says,
pure Spirit is speaking.
for the one who belongs in this world
speaks from one who belongs in the other.
(Divan-i Syams-i Tabrizi; Matsnawi IV: 2112-13)
The seeker of God’s Court is like this: when God appears, the seeker disappears
For although union with God brings immortality, the attainment of undying life means first dying to your self.
The shadows that seek the Light are like this: when the Light shines, the shadows disappear.
Can reason remain alive when consumed by His Light? Everything that exists will perish except His Face (Quran 28:88).
Existence and non-existence perish before His Face: what a miracle, to exist in non-existence!
(Matsnawi III: 4658-62)