Ruzbihan Baqli – The Unveiling of Secrets – Beyond the World of Existence
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Ruzbihan Baqli – The Unveiling of Secrets – The Diary of a Sufi Master [translated by Carl Ernst]
66. Beyond the World of Existence
The wonders of oneness manifested themselves to me, but the effects of the world of actions remained with me. I said,
"My God, let me come to you by isolating your oneness from all else."
Then he manifested to me the world of existence, rising like a full moon from behind the mountain peak, or like the sparks from a smokeless fire.
And the Truth (who is transcendent) made me enter that world. I shed my skin of external accidents, but I could not stand apart from them, for that station is the station of sanctity, transcendence, and annihilation.
He explained to me here the realities of reality and my conscience was burned. It was said to me,
“This is the world of oneness, which I have described in my book: ‘There is no likeness unto him"' [Qur'an 42:11]