5. Sounding Clay

God says in the Quran: "This book guides those who have voluptuousness in God." And elsewhere God declares: "I have made the Human with sounding clay." Here God explains the nature of this sand as space or a vacuum. It is important to understand that voluptuousness has no weight, and neither does distance have anything to do with it. The borders of the earth and sky place no limitations on voluptuousness, nor does time restrict it. This interest or voluptuousness is actually in motion, yet a person does not become aware of it until he is introduced to it. When he is introduced to it, however, he comes to see that it is what being human is really all about. This voluptuousness is completely free in the universe; it is the head of angels, God's best creation, and His assistant. It is not bound to walk on his feet and hold anything in his hand, nor is he limited to seeing with his eyes or hearing with his ears. He himself has created all the nonsense and then makes the drumming sound that as a human I am totally helpless.




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.