Ruzbihan Baqli – The Unveiling of Secrets – The Window of Eternity
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]
96. The Window of Eternity
Then I saw paradise and the houris, castles, trees, rivers, lights, prophets, saints, and angels that are in it. I saw the figure of the Truth, as though there were a window from the world of eternity. I saw the Truth (glory be to him).
I said, "Let me know about paradise."
He said, "People of paradise! I come every day seventy thousand times to this window from the world of eternity, and I look upon paradise with longing for the meeting with Ruzbihan."
His transcendent face was lull of majesty and beauty, and paradise was filled with loveliness and intimacy. I was happy because of that, with a happiness that nearly made my heart fly away with my body.
I saw that ecstasies had overwhelmed me, from the subtlest visitation of the hidden. Those were the first steps toward witnessing.