O Candle of the World,
your light was absent from our circle last night.
Tell me the truth:
Where was the light of your cheek?
Look at my heart.
It has been destroyed by the desire
to see your face.
May you live
long and longer!
All last night until early dawn
I paced back and forth, crying.
Morning came, and still
my eyes were open.
You are the shadow of divine light.
We are your shadow in this world.
Who has ever seen a shadow
separated from the light?
Sometimes the shadow stays
next to the light.
Sometimes it disappears into the light.
If it is next to the light,
light and shadow are equal to each other.
When it disappears, it merges
and unites with the light.
When it realizes it’s disappearing,
the shadow grabs the light tightly
with the hand of desire.
In order to have God’s radiance,
this desire takes him to God.
The story of the union and separation
of light and shadow never ends.
Light is the creator of every reason
that exist in his shadows.
God made ”no reason” as the ultimate reason for everything.