“I am one with all things – in beauty, in ugliness, for whatsoever is – there I am.
Not only in virtue but sin too, I am a partner, and not only heaven but hell too is mine.
Buddha, Jesus, Lao Tzu – it is easy to be their heir.
But Genghis, Taimur, and Hitler?
They are also within me!
No, not half – I am the whole of mankind.
Whatsoever is man’s … is mine – Flowers and thorns, darkness as well as light,
and if nectar is mine, whose is poison?
Nectar and poison – both are mine.
Whoever experiences this I call religious, for only the anguish of such experience can revolutionize life on earth.”