ولو اني صَدَقْتُ الزهد عنها * قلبت لاهلها ظهر المجن
اجن بزهرة الدنيا جنونا * واقطع طول عمري بالتمني
اذا فكرت في ندمي عليها * عضضت اناملي، وقرعت سني
وكم من زلة لي في الخطايا * وانت علي ذو فضل ومن
فما لي حيلة الا رجائي لعفوك * ان عفوت وحسن ظني
الهي! لا تعذبني، فاني * مقر بالذي قد كان مني
لست أنا ولست هو…………… فمن أنا ومن هو
فياهو قل أنت أنا………….. ويا أنا هل أنت هو
لا وأنا ماهو أنا ……………. ولا هو ما هو هو
لو كان هو ما نظرت …………… أبصارنا به له
مافى الوجود غيرنا ……………. أنا هو وهو هو
فمن لنا بنا لنا ………………… ومن له به له
Some Quotes of Shaykh al-Akbar Ibn ‘Arabī
I am in love with no other than myself,
and my very separation is my union …
I am my beloved and my lover;
I am my knight and my maiden.
— Shaykh al-Akbar Mohyiddīn Ibn Arabī
My heart can take on any form:
A meadow for gazelles,
A cloister for monks,
For the idols, sacred ground,
Ka’ba for the circling pilgrim,
The tables of the Torah,
The scrolls of the Quran.
My creed is Love;
Wherever its caravan turns along the way,
That is my belief,
— Ibn Arabī, Turjumān al-Ashwāq
The Real made me contemplate the light of the veils as the star of strong backing rose, and He said to me, “Do you know how many veils I have veiled you with?”
“No”, I replied.
He said, “With seventy veils.
Even if you raise them you will not see Me, and if you do not raise them you will not see Me.”
“If you raise them you will see Me and if you do not raise them you will see Me.”
“Take care of burning yourself!”
“You are My sight, so have faith. You are My Face, so veil yourself.”
— Ibn ‘Arabī, Contemplation of the Light of the Veils
O my God, gift me with a heart by which I may be devoted to You in utter poverty, led by yearning and driven by desire, [a heart] whose provision is fear [of You] and whose companion is restlessness, whose aim is [Your] closeness and acceptance! In Your Nearness lies the consummation of those who aim, and the fulﬁlment of the desire of those who search.
— Ibn ‘Arabī, Sunday Eve Prayer
O lover – whosoever you are – know that the veils between you and your beloved – whosoever he might be – are nothing save your halt with things, not the things themselves; as said by the one who hasn’t tasted the flavour of realties. You have halted with things because of the shortcoming of your perception; that is, lack of penetration, expressed as the veil; and the veil is nonexistence and nonexistence is nothingness. Thus there is no veil, If the veils were true, then who got veiled from you, you should also have been in veil from him.
— Ibn ‘Arabī, The book of veils.
O my God, You are Self-Standing by Your own Essence; Encompassing with Your Qualities; Revealed through Your Names; Manifest in Your Acts; and Hidden by virtue of what is only known to You! You are Alone in Your Majesty, as You are the One, the Unique; and You have singularised Yourself, as You permanently endure in eternity without beginning or end. You, You are God, who by virtue of Oneness is the Only One referred to in iyyåka. With You there is none other than You; in You there is none but You.
— Ibn ‘Arabī, Thursday Morning Prayer
All praise belongs to God, who veiled us by Him-self, for the jealousy that anyone may know his core, He appeared as light (nūr) and then got veiled from sights by His light, He manifested, but got concealed from insights (Basā’ir) by virtue of His manifestation. Thus light entered in light, and self-manifestation got concealed in manifestation. So no sight falls but onto Him; no out-comer comes out but from Him, and no goal-seeker eventually ends up but to Him. So O people of intellect; where is absence or veil?
— Ibn ‘Arabī, The book of veils.
Just the math part is good enough, the end is even better..
Beauty of Mathematics!!!!!!!
1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321
1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111
9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888
Brilliant, isn’t it?
And look at this symmetry:
1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321