Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Being a Part of the One
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is an adaptation of the teachings of Mawlana Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi (q.s.).
In Allah’s (s.w.t.) Presence, two ‘I’s cannot be contained. There is no room for two egos. We say ‘I’ and He Says ‘I’. In order for this duality to disappear, either we must die for Him or He will die for us. But as for Allah’s (s.w.t.) dying, either phenomenally or conceptually, that is both impossible and inconceivable. He is the Living, the Immortal, ‘the Ever-Living Who dieth not.’ So, gracious is He that if it were at all possible, He would die for our sake so that duality might vanish. But since that is not possible, we must die so He can Reveal Himself to us. Only then, will all duality vanish. Were we to tie two birds together, and even though they have four wings, they cannot fly. Despite the harmony that exists between them, duality persists. But if we tie a dead bird to a living bird, it will fly. Duality no longer exists.