Monday, June 14, 2010

He is your agent


"Shaykh Abu Abdullah bin Qaid asked Imam Shibli: 'Why do you not exert your power?' To which he replied, 'I leave God to act for me as He wills,' having in mind His saying, 'Let Him be your agent,' And the agent is the one who acts..."
- Shaykh Ibn Arabi in The Bezels of Wisdom

O son, this is why our gurus keep telling us to get rid of the ananiyah (I-ness) and let God be and let He acts. Shaykh Ibn al-Arabi also said "the true gnostic manifests his gnosis by weakness and lack of power."

I'm sorry son, this path is not for one who is clever!

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