56 sities, and to worship the angels, is the business of tarikat. To meditate constantly on the Almighty God, to place confidence in the instructions received, to dis- card from the heart the exterior veil, and to tix the view on the perfection of the celestial object of our affection : this is the business of hakikat, '* truth." To view the nature of God with the eye of the heart, and to see him face to face in every mansion and on every side, with the light of the intellect, and to cause no injury to the creatures of the All-Just: this is ihe business of m&rifat, *' true knowledge." To know the All-Just, and to perceive and com- prehend the sound of the tasbih, " rosary :" this is the business of kurbet, " proximity to God." To choose self-abnegation, to perform every thing in the essence of the All-Nourisher, to practise renunciation of all superfluities, and to carry in one's self the proof of the true sense of the divine union: this is vds'alel, iC union with God." To annihilate one's self before Deity absolute, and in God to be eternal and absolute; to become one with the unity, and to beware of evil: this is the business oftouhid, " coalescence with God."1 To become an inmate and resident, to assume the of the Kabah, in his heart, is encircled by the Kabah. — (Transact, of Lit. Soc. of Bombay, vol. I. p. 151.) 1 We see here the fundamental ideas of that mysticism which was formed into a particular system by the Sufis, of whom hereafter.