Friday, December 13, 2013

Fire and Light

Someone saw Iblīs in a vision and asked him: Is it true that those who betray their soul will go to the Fire? Iblīs replied: “Hmm... yes, and no... well, it is not quite like that; you see, when those wretched souls enter the eternal realm, they each bring their own fire along with them. And the fire which they perceive around them is their own. If it were not for this fire which they carry with them from their earthly life and which still finds them burning with pride, hatred and greed, and clouds their surroundings with the thick smoke of ignorance, they would be found forever rejoicing and at peace in God’s resplendent light.

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