Ruzbihan Baqli – The Unveiling of Secrets – The Ocean of Wine
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]
3o.The Ocean of Wine
I saw one night a great ocean in the hidden world, and the sea was of red wine. I saw the Prophet sitting cross-legged in the midst of the deep ocean, intoxicated [with spirit], wearing gold-embroidered clothes and a gold-embroidered turban on his head.
In his hand was a cup of wine from that ocean. When he saw me, he emptied it out and scooped up a cup of wine from that ocean, and then he emptied it out again, repeatedly.
Then he plunged his hand into the ocean with the cup, filled it with the pure liquid, and gave it to me to drink.
After that something was revealed to me, and I realized that he is superior to all the rest of creation, since they die thirsty and he is intoxicated in the midst of the ocean of majesty.