‘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?
With gratitude to The Beauty We Love.
" Svetaketu, as you are so conceited, considering yourself so well-read, and so stern, my dear, have you ever asked for that instruction by which we hear what cannot be heard, by which we perceive what cannot be perceived, by which we know what cannot be known?”
- Chandogya Upanishad, VI prapathaka, I kanda, 3 -
Alessandra Celletti - I descend to you, You ascen…:
A quiet mosque in Palestine, 1926.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic Creative