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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger
Ibn al-Farid is reminding us of that transcendent, holographic moment when the dissecting mind steps aside and we finally witness reality as a singular wholeness. Each glance reveals to us the panorama of existence.
Thus I read the knowledge of the scholars
in a single word,
and I reveal all the worlds to me
with a simple glance.
Everything is distilled down to its essence, for only a drop, a taste, a glimmering is needed to discover the All.
This vision is impossible for the physical eye to catch, and too immense for the mind to hold, but when we cease to look and learn to selflessly see...
I survey the far horizons round me
in a momentary thought,
and cross the seven heavens
with a single step.
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