The difference between spirit and matter is like the difference between water and ice: frozen water is ice, and melted ice is water. It is spirit in its denseness that we call matter; it is matter in its fineness that may be called spirit. If there is water and ice, water will run, the ice will stay where it is. It does not mean that ice will not return to its original condition: it will, but its time has not yet come.
-Sufi Selections by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan
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