(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Children's Library | Advanced Microdevices Manuals | Linear Circuits Manuals | Supertex Manuals | Sundry Manuals | Echelon Manuals | RCA Manuals | National Semiconductor Manuals | Hewlett Packard Manuals | Signetics Manuals | Fluke Manuals | Datel Manuals | Intersil Manuals | Zilog Manuals | Maxim Manuals | Dallas Semiconductor Manuals | Temperature Manuals | SGS Manuals | Quantum Electronics Manuals | STDBus Manuals | Texas Instruments Manuals | IBM Microsoft Manuals | Grammar Analysis | Harris Manuals | Arrow Manuals | Monolithic Memories Manuals | Intel Manuals | Fault Tolerance Manuals | Johns Hopkins University Commencement | PHOIBLE Online | International Rectifier Manuals | Rectifiers scrs Triacs Manuals | Standard Microsystems Manuals | Additional Collections | Control PID Fuzzy Logic Manuals | Densitron Manuals | Philips Manuals | The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Debates | Linear Technologies Manuals | Cermetek Manuals | Miscellaneous Manuals | Hitachi Manuals | The Video Box | Communication Manuals | Scenix Manuals | Motorola Manuals | Agilent Manuals
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
See other formats

Full text of "The Dabistan"


accounted a mineral, and no wise to be feared; but
imagination says: " this is true; nevertheless we
" must fear;" and when one finds himself in a house
alone with a dead man, it may happen that his
mind experiences an agitation of terror. The Siifis
too agree with this, as we find it expressed by the
venerable Shaikh Mahmtid Shdsteri1 in a chapter of
the Herat ul Mohakakin, u the mirror of the investi-
*' gators of truth." It is stated in the Akhvdn us a/a,
" the companions of purity/' ofMulla Ali, that there
were intelligences and spirits which were not or-
dered to adore Adam, as being of a higher rank, as
it is written in the Koran, that God, the All-just,
addressed this speech to Iblis:

" Thou art proud; believest thou thyself to be one of the more exalted
" beings?"2

And this was the occasion on which the angels of
the earth were ordered to adore Adam.

The Orientals maintain that when the soul real-
ises, as it ought to do, the conditions of its primitive
origin, it obtains emancipation from the bodily
bonds, and joins the intelligences and spirits : this
exalted dignity is Paradise.

1  Shosten, or Tostert', " native of the town of Shoster or Toster," is
the surname of AbuMuhammed (above Mahmud / Sahal Sen And.   He
is reputed as one of the principal chiefs of the Sufis; he was a disciple of
Zu al nun, and condisciple of Jionaid.    He died in his eightieth year, in
the year of the Hejira 283 (A. I). 896).

2  See pp. 8-9, note 2.