Hikam, wisdom n*35

The source
of every disobedience, indifference, and passion
is self-satisfaction.
The source
of every obedience, vigilance, and virtue
is dissatisfaction with one’s self.
It is better for you to keep company with an ignorant man
dissatisfied with himself
than to keep company with a learned man
satisfied with himself.
For what knowledge is there in a self-satisfied scholar?
And what ignorance is there in an unlearned man
dissatisfied with himself?

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Hikam, wisdom n*33

The Real is not veiled from you.
Rather, it is you who are veiled from seeing Him; for, were anything to veil Him, then that which veils Him would cover  Him,  But if there were a covering to Him, then that would be a limitation to His Being:
Every limitation to anything has power over it.
“And He is the Omnipotent, above His servants.”

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Hikam, wisdom n*31

Those who are voyaging to Him
are guided by the lights of their orientation,
whereas those who are united to Him
have the lights of face-to-face confrontation.
The former belong to their lights,
whereas the lights belong to the latter,
for they belong to God and to nothing apart from Him.
“Say: Allah! Then leave them prattling in their vain talk.”

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Hikam, wisdom n* 29

What a difference between one who proceeds from God
in his argumentation and one who proceeds inferentially to Him!
He who has Him as his starting-point knows the Real
as It is, and proves any matter by reference to the
Being of its Origin.
But inferential argumentation
comes from the absence of union with Him.
Otherwise, when was it that he became absent
that one has to proceed inferentially to Him?
Or when was it that He became distant
that created things themselves will unite us to Him?

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