Only that …

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim,
Not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen.

Not any religion or cultural system.

I am not from the East
Or the West,
Not out of the ocean
Or up from the ground,
Not natural or ethereal,
Not composed of elements at all.

I do not exist,
Am not an entity in this world
Or in the next,
Did not descend from Adam and Eve
Or any origin story.

My place is placeless,
A trace of the traceless.

Neither body or soul.

I belong to the Beloved,
Have seen the two worlds as one
And that one call to and know—
First, last, outer, inner, only that
Breath breathing human being.

Jalaluddin Rumi

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