25. The Name of the Spirit

When we study ourselves we say that we have a limited and mortal body, and this is the only identification of our life. This body, which is visible to us, is made of ingredients that are impurity, stench, fetidness, and rottenness. The basis of this rottenness arises from the theory that I believe that I am matter and that I was born of this materialistic world. This limited vision confined man to a particular place. Every person sees himself in the knitted network of limitations, which is how the foundation of the theory of limitation is laid down. When anyone living on earth talks about himself or herself, he or she says that I am a Muslim, or I am a Hindu, or Persian, or Christian. But the spirit does not have such names. Light is just light everywhere whether it is in Arabia, Persia, Europe, or in any part of Asia.




What is the universe? It is a point, and this point is a divine light, and the divine light is itself a light.

Every point is the imprint of luminescence (Tajalli). When this imprint transforms itself into the divine light then it becomes Aura (Jism-e-Misali). The display of the Aura is the physical body.

The physical body is built up as a structure of bones, flesh, and muscle. The skin is a kind of plaster and color on this building. The life of the human being who is made up of veins, arteries, nerves, bones, and flesh, is nothing except senses.