Ruzbihan Baqli – The Unveiling of Secrets – The Spinning of the Shepherd
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]
36. The Spinning of the Shepherd
I saw the Truth (glory be to him who is transcendent) in the dress of a shepherd with a spindle in his hand, spinning the throne, wearing clothes of rough white wool [suf].
I remembered in my heart that this is a kind of similitude, and God most high transcends the imagination. How can I say this is the God of earth and heaven?
But I saw the throne being wound around the spindle like fleece. I was astonished and drowned in the ocean of magnificence.
Then he hid from me.