Abul Hassan : I am all that

For more about the 10th c. mystic Abul Hassan Kharaqani, see this earlier post.

Master said, “I begged my Creator to let me see myself as I am,
and behold, I saw an old threadbare garment,
        unworthy of a glance,
and I asked, ‘Is this me?’
and I was reassured, ‘Yes, indeed!’
and I begged, ‘All of our moaning, devotion, longing
        and tears…what are those?’
and my Beloved said ‘I
am all that.'”

Rendition by Vraje Abramian

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