Jili, Abd al-Karim - Henry Corbin - Al-Insan al-kamil
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Al-Insan al-kamil from Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth: From Mazdean Iran to Shi‘te Iran. , trans. Nancy Pearson.
A voice asked him, “Who are you, the lover knocking on the gate?”
He answered, “One faithful in love, separated from his own. I have been banished from your country. I have wandered far from those like you. I have been bound to the impediments of height and depth, of length and width. I have been imprisoned in the jail of Fire and Water, of Air and Earth. But now that I have severed my bonds, I start to seek an escape from the prison where I had remained…”