253. Waste

From the spiritual point of view, when a baby comes into this world from its mother's womb it has a supply of lights by which it can live for five thousand years. The baby then wastes this stock of lights with its ignorance, false dignity, and ostentation, so that only fifty or sixty years remain. This means that the man who could live for five thousand years wastes his life and finishes this life in fifty or sixty years and then dies. 




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.