Light upon Light

light verse card_A63“So represent your needs constantly, and never be without remembrance of Him. For the remembrance of Him is strength and feathers and wings to the bird of the spirit. If that purpose is wholly realised, that is Light upon Light. By the remembrance of God, little by little the inward heart becomes illumined and your detachment from the world is realised.”

From Rumi’s Fihi Ma Fihi (“In it what is in it”) tr. Arberry

The lower self (the nafs) is the veil between the Throne and the heart. When this veil is torn and a door opens in the heart, like springs toward like.
Light rises toward light and light comes down upon light, and it is “light upon light”*.

Najmuddin Kubra
*Holy Qur’an Surah 24 An-Nur (Light) v.35

True ecstasy is the conjunction of light with light, when the soul of man meets the Divine Light.

Abdul Qadir al-Jilani
(Above Quotations sourced from Travelling the Path of Love, Edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee)

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