• I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as an animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?

    Jalalu'l-Din Rumi, Jal?l al-D?n R?m? (Maulana), Reynold Alleyne Nicholson (2001). “Selected Poems of Rumi”, p.43, Courier Corporation