50. The Pillar of Fire

In all ages wise people have opposed the greed of money. The Quran calls it Hatma, (Fire) which rises like a pillar and reaches all the way into the heart and turns a man to ashes. The wealth that is not Hatma is like a bright sun, a night full of stars, cool like the moon, and sweet as the fragrant air and a peaceful heart. People who are fortunate enough to be satisfied in their heart and in their creative thinking are like the thinking of God. They see God's Luminous Divine Light in everything. Their life is like a picture of pure and bright thoughts without impurity. The doors that lead to the torture cells of error and greed remain closed to them. Their life has a taste like that of a nursing baby in the mother's lap.




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.