502 " Dost thou not know that, when I went to the friend, " As soon as I arrived before him, I said: ' It is he.' " l Sabjani appears a (divine) revelation in his ac- tions, steps, attributes, and nature, and to have attained the summit of perfection. He said that, with respect to the other world, there are several classes of men. The one denies the absolute being; another interprets it in an abstract manner of rea- soning, inasmuch as they have sufficient intelligence to be modest and conciliating. 'The distinguished Sufis, without interpreting the different systems of nations, which, in their separate creeds of various kinds and religions, differ about the beforesaid ob- ject, view in the bodies the agreeableness of imagery. Khiz'er, EHas, Brahma, Ganesa, and all the gods of India, these and the like representations, which in this world have no reality, all are distinct objects of imagination. Essential is what was said by Abu Nazer Farabi (may God illume his grave!) that the common people view their creeds under the form of their imagination. The author of this book heard also from the lord, the pious Sabjani: The contem- plative man sees every one whom he loves and esteems, frequently in dreams in a beautiful shape, and in an exalted state, although to other people he may appear iniquitous; and the person whom he 1 See page 292-293, note i.