Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi – 13th Century
“… Move beyond any attachment to names.”
Every war and every conflict between human beings has happened because of some disagreement about names.
Such an unnecessary foolishness, because just beyond the arguing there’s a long table of companionship, set and waiting for us to sit down.
What is praised is one, so the praise is one too, many jugs being poured into a huge basin. All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity.
Sunlight looks slightly different on this wall than it does on that wall and a lot different on this other one, but it is still one light.
We have borrowed these clothes, these time-and-space personalities, from a light, and when we praise, we pour them back in.