I have learned
so much from God
That I can no longer call myself
a Christian, a Hindu, a
Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew.
The Truth has shared so much of itself with
me that I can no longer call myself
a man, a woman, an angel
or even pure soul.
Love has befriended me so completely
It has turned to ash
and freed me
of every concept and image
my mind has ever known.
– Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky in the book
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master