The visions seen by Daquqi (Poem excerpt from The Masnavi) Jallaludin Rumi (1207-73)
Distance and nearness are attributes of bodies
The journeys of spirits are after another sort.
You journeyed from the embryo state to rationality
Without footsteps or stages or change of place.
The journey of the soul involves not time or place,
And my body learnt from the soul its mode of journeying.
Now my body has renounced the bodily mode of journeying,
It’s journeys secretly and without form, though under a form.
Idea of South – Roger Mills