Attar, Fariduddin - The Eternal Mirror
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Eternal Mirror by Farid ud-Din Attar
English version by Edward Fitzgerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi
Not You but I, have seen and been and wrought. . . .
Who in your Fraction of Myself behold
Myself within the Mirror Myself hold
To see Myself in, and each part of Me
That sees himself, though drown'd, shall ever see.
Come you lost Atoms to your Centre draw,
And be the Eternal Mirror that you saw:
Rays that have wander'd into Darkness wide
Return, and back into your Sun subside.