How Shall I Define What Thing I Am ? ~ Mirza Khan Ansari

I am here on earth to live, grow, and do what I can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.

How Shall I Define What Thing I Am?


By  Mirza Khan Ansari


How shall I define what thing I am

Wholly existent, and non-existent, I am.


Whatever becomes naught out of entity,

The signification of that nothingness am I.


Sometimes a mote in the disc of the sun;

At others, a ripple on the water‘s surface.


Now I fly about on the wind of association:

Now I am a bird of the incorporeal world.


I have enveloped myself in the four elements:

I am the clouds on the face of the sky.


From unity I have come into infinity:

Indeed, nothing exists, that I am not.


My vitality is, from life‘s source itself;

And I am the speech, every mouth within.


I am the hearing-sense within every ear;

And also the sight of every eye am I.


I am the potentiality in every thing:

I am the perception every one within.


My will and inclination are with all;

With mine own acts, also, satisfied am I.


Unto the sinful and vicious, I am evil;

But unto the good beneficent am I.


In the lot of the devoted, I am the honey:

In the soul of the impious, the sting.


I am with every one, and in all things.

Without imperfection—immaculate I am.


(Mirza Khan Ansari ~ 17th Century mystical Sufi poet from Afghanistan.)


Generally just Being. Nothing in particular, no claims to fame. I like gardening and the sea, nature, art in all forms from poetry to films and everything in between, and being in the company of my family.

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