I died as mineral and became a plant, I died as plant and rose to animal. I died as animal and I was human. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? Yet once more I shall die human, to soar with angels blessed above. And when I sacrifice my angel soul I shall become what no mind ever conceived.
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submitted by Rybird, January 20, 2013
excerpt from Rumi, What Have I Ever Lost By Dying?
This quote was added November 29, 2007.