At last I see that vision of Him requires A subject and an object: I and He. And yet the Essence is the same, sometimes A wave upon the sea, sometimes the sea; Sometimes the eye, sometimes the object of The eye. Whoever sees this ocean knows Our essence as we know it in ourself. We are the waves and yet in essence we Are not different from the sea: Reality Is one but shows itself as two: subject And object, two in manifestation But not in Essence: only one Existence Though countless its attributes.
An excerpt from: I beheld my essence by Shah Nematollah Vali (1330 - 1431) Sufi