Ruzbihan Baqli – The Unveiling of Secrets – The Station of Annihilation
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]
78. The Station of Annihilation
Then he manifested himself in colours in the garments of beauty from every side around me, overwhelming me with passion, love, and longing, so that I found that my soul melted in the sweetness of my state. If I said anything of what I comprehended of the realities of unknown attributes, it would fill the world with divine realities.
This is the station of the lovers who have drunk the oceans of oneness in primordial knowledge, who are upon the ocean of greatness, the crashing of which bequeaths the unknowings of realities to the people of knowledge and love.
They are in the station of annihilation; they have no eye that is not obliterated, no heart that is not dismayed, no intellect that is not annihilated, no conscience that is not vanishing. Glory be to him who transcends the allusions and expressions of all.