LIFE MUST BE SHED
Existence, all-knowing, all-powerful, all-present God, is beyond cause and effect, beyond time and space, beyond all actions.
Existence touches all, all things and all shadows. Nothing can ever touch Existence. Even the very fact of its being does not touch existence.
To realize Existence, life must be shed. It is life that endows limitations to the unlimited Self.
Life of the limited self is sustained by the mind creating
impressions; by energy supplying the impetus to
accumulate and dissipate these impressions through
expressions; and by gross forms and bodies
functioning as the instruments through which these
impressions are spent, reinforced and eventually
exhausted, through actions.
GOD SPEAKS, pp. 289-290
1973 © Sufism Reoriented, Inc.