The Garden of Reality
"The seing soul perceives
why do you knock at is door?
the rope becomes slender
when reduced to a single strand."
Listen to me, you, lord of language:
"Whatever befalls you, misfortune or fortune,
is unalloyed blessing;
the attendant evil
a fleeing shadow."
"‘Good’ and ‘evil’ have no meaning
in the world of the Word:
they are names, coined
in the world of ‘me’ and ‘you’."
"Your life is just morsel in his mouth;
his feast is both wedding and a wake.
Why should darkness grieve the heart?
– for night is pregnant with new day."
till you arrive at God’s command."
"You cannot see anything, being blind by night,
leave it as dead**,
and when you have fisnished with your vile self,
you will have reached eternal life and [true] joy... ".
* The struggle against our own ego-self (nafs)," jihad al-nafs",
is, truly," the greater struggle" (jihad al-akbar), the "holy" war" for
our interior "sanctification", purification, that will alow us to reach
"The True Peace and the Real Freedom" here and now...
** "The "Mistical Death " of the our "nafs-i-ammara" or "psychological defects"
of becoming non-existent."
One asked him whose hand had come upon its ear about the elephant;
He said:- 'It is a huge and formidable object, broad and rough and spreading, like a carpet'.
And he whose hand had come upon its trunk said:
" The First Book of The Hadîqatu' l-Haqîqat or The Enclosed Garden of the Truth of the Hakîm Abû l-Majd Majdûd Sanâ'î of Ghazna."