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Full text of "The Dabistan"

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after separation from their bodies, go to the world of
angels. The saints are.directed by the interpreta-
tion of the Koran, and the vulgar people by the
commentary upon both. Some maintain that the
Saints do not subject themselves to it, but are tena-
cious only of this verse:

" Adore God, thy Lord, until attaining certitude (himself)."

The Shaikh Najem eddin Kabra1 said: When dis-
tinguished persons abandon the ceremonies of the
worship, this means that these ceremonies which
are performed by prescription, are contrary to them,
because in worship no difficulty or inconvenience is
to take place, but only joy and pleasure to be derived
from it.

The lord Said Muhammed Nurbakhsh says, in the
account of apparitions : The difference between
baroz, " apparition," and tandsokh, '* transmigra-
44 tion," is this : that the latter is the arrival of the
soul, when it has separated from one body to take
possession of another, in the embryo which is fit

the passage just quoted, Silvestrc de Sacy thinks the perfect man is
equal to the first intelligence.—The book of things obliterated and of
*' things written, the world of transitory things, in which life and death
" succeed each other."—The universal soul is an emanation of the divi-
nity, subordinate to the first and universal intelligence.

1 Najem-eddin Abu 'l-Jenab Ahmed, son of Omar, was a celebrated
Sufi, who formed a great number of disciples. He was surnamed Kobra,
" great," on account of his superior knowledge. He died in the year of
the HejiratrlS (A. I>. 4221).