Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The True Meaning of Monotheism

Ibn Arabi, the great Islamic philosopher, understood the true meaning
of Monotheism: there is only one Self.

"Know that this existence is neither you nor other than you.
You do not exist; yet you are also not a nonexistence.
Your existence is not someone else;
nor does your nonexistence make you someone else.
Without being and without not-being,
your existence and your nonexistence
is Allah's being."

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