257. Identity

Everything has some sort of identity even if we think it is invisible and do not give it any importance. When a person makes it the aim of his life to fulfill his desires, then in reality that person is overcome by the identity of that desire. If the desire of a person is personal interest, then he is confined within the earthly body characterized by narrowness, suffocation, and darkness. A person thus remains enclosed in these limitations of identity unable to leave them. Like a prisoner in a dark and gloomy place, he cannot establish contact with the huge and wide spiritual world of colour. 




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.