I died a mineral and became a plant.
I died a plant and rose an animal.
I died an animal and I was man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die a man, to soar
With the blessed angels, but even from anglehood
I must pass on. All except God perishes,
When I have sacrificed my angel soul,
I shall become that which no mind ever conoeived.
O, let me not exist! for Non-Existence proclaims,
"To Him we shall return."
Jalalu'l din Rumi