‘I’ and ‘you’ are but the lattices, in the niches of a lamp,
through which the One Light shines. ‘I’ and ‘you’ are the veil
between heaven and earth;
lift this veil and you will see
no longer the bonds of sects and creeds.
When ‘I’ and ‘you’ do not exist,
what is mosque, what is synagogue?
What is the Temple of Fire?

Mahmud Shabistari

With gratitude to The Beauty We Love.

Photograph by Q. Sakamaki , The Streets of Istanbul: Cultures co-exist in the storied ancient Turkish metropolis, from TIME Photo, via: findout.