Jili, Abd al-Karim - Al-Insan al-kamil and al-Haqiqa
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
ABD AL-KARIM AL-JILI - Al-Insan al-kamil
Some see themselves as the object of Divine Action; their own action follows that of God. They consider themselves as obedient in an action conforming to Divine prescriptions, and they consider themselves as disobedient when the action is contrary to these prescriptions, while still being, themselves, despoiled of all their own power, force and will.
ABD AL-KARIM AL-JILI - Divine Reality (al-Haqiqa).
Others are not conscious of their own action at all; they see only the action of God. Such a man does not at all consider himself as author of an action, he would not say he was obedient in the action conforming to the Sacred Law, nor would he say he was disobedient in a contrary action… There is there a point that only he who has himself tasted and really lived this contemplative state will understand … and this contemplation is superior to the first.”
The source of the experienceJili, Abd al-Karim
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extracted from a translation in ABD AL-KARIM AL-JILI: Tawid, Transcendence and Immanence – Dr Nicholas Lo Polito [University of Birmingham]