The light of the inner eye lets you see His nearness to you

by Ibn Ata' Illah

English version by Victor Danner
Original Language Arabic

The light of the inner eye lets you see His nearness to you.
The source of the inner eye lets you see your non-existence by your existence.
The truth of the inner eye lets you see His existence,
     not your own non-existence or existence.

"Allah was and there was nothing with Him.
     He is now as He was."

-- from Ibn 'Ata' Illah the Book of Wisdom/Kwaja Abdullah Ansari Intimate Conversations, Translated by Victor Danner / Translated by Wheeler M. Thackston

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