The Tawasin Of Mansur Al-Hallaj, In Verse: A Mystical

The Tawasin Of Mansur Al-Hallaj, In Verse: A Mystical Treatise On Knowing God, & Invitation To The Dance Here a medieval Muslim mystic records his living meditation on becoming one with God, where he likens himself to a moth leaping into flame In that bright instant, wings aflame, Reduced to fragments of his name, The moth ash shows his body s form Where no mark will distinguish him Rumi wrote three centuries later on Al Hallaj s words, I am God, People imagine that it is a presumptive claim, whereas I find it is really a presumptive claim to say I am the slave of God for, I am God is an expression of great humility The man who says I am the slave of God affirms two existences, his own and God s but he that says, I am God, has made himself non existent and has given himself up, and says I am God, that is, I am naught, He is all there is no being but God s This is the extreme of humility and self abasement


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