The baptism of God is the dyeing vat of Hu,
God’s absoluteness, in which all colors become one.
When the contemplative falls into that vat—
and you say, “Come out,”
He says, “I am the vat. Don’t blame me.”
That “I am the vat”
means the same as “I am God.”
The red-hot iron has taken on the color of fire.

Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
“Rumi: Daylight”, Threshold Books, 1994