FAKHRUDDIN IRAQI DIVINE FLASHES TRANSLATION AND INTRODUCTION BY WILLIAM C. CHITTICK and PETER LAMBORN WILSON PREFACE BY. Contents. 1 Quotes. Lama'at (Divine Flashes); Fakhruddin Iraqi: Divine Flashes . 2 External links. Quotes[edit]. Since we have quaffed the beaker. that see." - from Fakhruddin Iraqi: Divine Flashes (Classics of Western Spirituality), Translation by William C. Chittick and Peter Lamborn Wilson.


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Undoubtedly, Nasr has had more general influence in the Western philosophical world than any other contemporary philosopher in the Fakhruddin iraqi divine flashes tradition.

Paulist Press February Pages: Paperback Description from the publisher: Peter Wilson on the other hand is an American sufi poet and thinker.

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In any case their combined efforts make accessible in a manner that is satisfactory at once from the point of view of scholarship and literature one of the most precious pearls of Sufism.

Iraqi was a dervish that wandered into the same Konya that was home to Rumi. While Chittick's great prose translations may never compare to the beauty of the persian originals, yet fakhruddin iraqi divine flashes powerful ideas expressed in the poetry trigger enlightening thoughts and awaken the soul.

While Muslim philosophers say technical statements like: I gaze at the mirror which reveals my beauty and see the universe but an image of that image. In the paradise of theophany I am the Sun: What are the Holy Spirits?

Backdrop of Lama'at a Deeper Understanding In Islamic thought, the traditional authorities speak of "transcendence" tanzih and "immanence" tashbihor the "negative" and fakhruddin iraqi divine flashes ways, of which the second corresponds more to the fakhruddin iraqi divine flashes of 'Iraqi.

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He and Sufis fakhruddin iraqi divine flashes him see the phenomenal world not as the "veil", but rather as the mirror reflecting God's Names and Qualities, or as a symbol of the spiritual world.

For them beauty is not the cause of seduction, but the occasion for recollection of the spiritual archetypes in Platonic sense. Of course God is transcendent and one must renounce and leave the finite in order to fakhruddin iraqi divine flashes Him.


But He is also immanent. Therefore when man has passed through the stage of renunciation and separation from the world of forms for the sake of Formless, it is possible for him fakhruddin iraqi divine flashes return to forms as the mirror of the Formless. My ears and tongue are erased.

Since in all the world only I exist above and below, no likeness of me can be found.