Ibn El-Arabi - The Diwan - The fedele d’amore
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Ibn ‘Arabi – the Diwan
‘And what was the last thing you said? That you remain perplexed in love, exposed to every peril’
Then [his Beloved] cried out and said
‘How can a fedele d’amore retain a residue of perplexity and hesitation when the very condition of adoration is that it fill the soul entirely? It puts the senses to sleep, ravishes the intelligences, does away with thoughts and carries away its fidele in the stream of those who vanish.
Where then is there room for perplexity?
It is unworthy of you to say such things’