245 tongue of divinity, was a hadis. The meaning of die words " from JaMil" is this, that between these two qualities (devotion and divinity), is a mind which in the manifestation of divinity is giving information from divinity, but in the quality of divinity there is nothing intervening between itself:1 hence it is said : *' In love there is no message intervening: " It was itself which acted as its own messenger." The sagacious Sufis say, that what causes the revelation of the original Being in the gradations of divinity and in the wisdom of a book, and his appearance in whatever form, is the manifestation of his perfection, and this is of two kinds and in a twofold degree. The first degree is manifestation and exhibition in such a manner that whatever ' exists may prove complete, and this can take place only in the completeness of form; it is man who, according to the terminology of this sect, is indicated by it, that is, essentiality, which is the union of uni- versalities and particularities: it is said accordingly: " There is nothing moist—there is nothing dry, that be not in the " manifest book (the Koran)." That is: Every thing is contained in the Koran. Without him (God) there is no strength; it is by 1 If I understand at all this obscure passage, it means: " there is an " immediate connection, without any intervention, between the Deity 4 and man."