On The Cosmos And The Barzakh

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Concerning the cosmos, it ”is a barzakh between wujúd and nonexistence. In the same way, the cosmos that is manifest to us in the present moment is the barzakh between the past and the future. On the divine scale, the past is the infinite wujúd of God from which the cosmos is born at every moment, so it is known as “eternity without beginning” ( azal ). For the same reason, the future is the infinite wujúd of God that will never cease disclosing itself, so it is “eternity without end” ( abad ).”1

”God is manifest through self-disclosure when He is hidden, but He is hidden through the forms that appear when He is manifest,” and thus ”He is not recognized as He.” [SDG334b]

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See also:
Khayyál – Creative Imagination, from The Teachings of Muhyiddín Ibn ’Arabi,

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