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What sort of thought is the condition of my path? Consider well, wise man, An idol as regards its real being is not vain.
God said, Cast it down, Moses! Under these influences they identified the Allah of the Koran with the Neoplatonic Being, the One, the Necessary Being, the only Reality, “The Truth,” 2 the Infinite, which includes all actual being, good and evil, the First Cause, source of all action, good and evil alike. Since I am limited to my own proper self, I know not what is this shadow of me ; In fine, how can not being be joined with being?
The creature world is ever dizzy therewith, From house and home ever wandering astray. The heart is to knowledge as a vessel, The shells of knowledge of the heart are voice and letters. Consider the structure of the heavens, So that you may praise ” The Truth ” for His signs.
The angels drinking it pure from pure vessels, Pour the dregs of their draught upon this world. Has man ever seen one so pitiable as you are?
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For ” The Truth ” now and again appears as evil. This phenomenal side is 1 Kashifi’s abstract of the Jlfasnavi, calk’d Folshan ul labab, arranges the matter of that poem under the three heads of the law, the path, and the truth. In Adam were manifested reason and discernment, Whereby he perceived the principle of all things.
The ” union ” of the first is true separation, The other is what endures for ever in Allah. When Divine names are manifested in suitable mirrors these mirrors are everlasting. The messenger took the letter with reverence, And departed again by the road that he came. Every friend will be separated from his fellow.
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The motions of the heavens, the coalescence of discordant elements into bodies, the obedience of plants and animals to the laws of their kinds, are all His never ceasing handiwork. Hence faith, reason, devotion, paradise and houris will then become an empty tale. It becomes seed, and passes through divers states, And then there is born of it another man.
Like golsgan you are confined to one spot, Binding your feet with your own helpless hand. While other creatures reflect only single divine attributes, man reflects them all.
Compare Tauler, quoted in Vaughan, I. Then each shell descends into the depths with full heart, And each drop of rain becomes a pearl. They in fact use a double language. Not one has mastered this science, Who does not avow his ignorance thereof.
Lahiji explains it as ‘ Passing by the stages of carnal lusts, and mental operations, and human pleasures and relations, and emerging from the limitation of self, oglshan veils man’s real essence. Through him stones and animals will receive life. Man’s only duty is to shake golxhan this illusion, this clog of Not being, to efface and die to self, and to be united’ with and live eternally in the one real Being ” The Truth.
I Folshan Answer V. Ingratitude is a mark of ignorance, But knowledge of truth lies in gratitude. None would know that these beams are from him, There would be no distinction between kernel and husk. By that curl all hearts are enchained, 6 By that curl all souls are borne to and fro. If golsha were destroyed, would not day be increased? Both exalt the ‘ inner light’ 3 at the expense of the outward ordinance and voice of the Church.
And observe the expressions used in the law. In this matter none can judge you, For there is no leader of the sect here save ” The Truth.
Though written in the classical period, the poem contains many pre-classic forms, e. With God, the One, the Almighty. The notes contain a brief abstract of Lahiji’s voluminous commentary, which is itself a great authority on Sufiism, and also a few of the more striking parallelisms to Sufi ideas to be found in the Neoplatonists, and in the mystical theolo- gians of Europe.
Again you ask ‘ Who is the traveller on the road? And though his talents be competent thereto, He has rarely golshaj to compose verse. He is therefore incognoscible by the mind of man so long as it is not ‘ illumined ‘ by Divine grace.
All things are manifested through their likes, But ” The Truth ” has neither rival nor golsgan, Since ” The Truth ” has neither rival nor peer, I know not how you can know Him. Though he beheld in His own perfections The beauties of all things and their qualities, Yet He desired that in another mirror They might be displayed to His view. Amir Hosaini is the person referred to.
The Mystic Rose Garden (Gulshan-i Raz)
Reason’s light applied to the very Light of lights, Is as the eye of the head applied to the sun. What does it desire that it is always in a whirl?
Idols, girdles, Christianity and church bells All indicate the renouncing of name and fame. Every man whose heart is pure from doubt, Knows for a surety that there is no being but One.