Jili, Abd al-Karim - Al-Insan al-kamil - In parable, the creation is like ice
Type of Spiritual Experience
Ice = Earth
A description of the experience
Burckhardt (1983 ) offers a translation of the lines quoted by Al-Jili in his work, Al-Insan al-kamil:
In parable, the creation is like ice,
And it is Thou who art the gushing water.
The ice is not, if we realised it, other than its water,
And is not in this condition other than by the contingent laws.
But the ice will melt and its condition will dissolve,
The liquid condition will establish itself, certainly.
The contrasts are united in one single beauty.
It is in that that they are annihilated and it is from them that it radiates.
The source of the experienceJili, Abd al-Karim
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