View Golshan Raz’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Golshan has 1 job listed on their profile. See the complete profile on . The Mystic Rose Garden (Gulshan-i Raz). Mahmud Shabistari (–) translated by E.H. Whinfield. This summit of Persian mystical poetry was written. Gulshan-i Raz or Gulshan-e Raz (Persian: گلشن راز , “Rose Garden of Secrets”) is a collection of poems written in the 14th century by Sheikh Mahmoud.

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Again you ask ‘ Who is the traveller on the road? The messenger took the ras with reverence, And departed again by the road that he came. When the object seen is very near to the eye, The eye is darkened so that it cannot see it. And Dionysius, the pseudo-Areopagite, exhorts his disciple ‘ to abandon the senses and all operations of the intellect, all objects of sense and all objects of thought, and ignorantly to strive upwards towards union with Him who is above all essence and knowledge ; inasmuch as by separation of himself from all things, he will be exalted to the super-essential radiance of the Divine darkness.

God said, Cast it down, Goldhan See this ensample, man of sense! All the revolutions of the heavenly spheres, stars and planets, proceed not from themselves, as the undevout astronomer says, but from ” The Truth. Member feedback about Index of philosophical literature: Well done, ocean heart, mighty wine bibber!

It is not I who declare this ; hear it from the Koran, ” There is no distinction in the creatures of the Merciful. If the union of the sun and air cannot be distinguished, how far less this divine union of the created body and uncreated spirit. Mystery cannot be compressed into letters, The Red Sea is not contained in a jug.


For this duty did God create you, Albeit He created many creatures besides you. He is called the “Spiritual Father of Pakistan.

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He has imposed on you the law for this cause, That He has imparted to you of His essence. What is that part which is greater than its whole? All the virtues lie in the mean, Which is alike removed from excess and defect.

Nevertheless flee from the society of the base, If you seek to be a true servant abandon form ; 4 Form accords not with true obedience, Practise true obedience, and abandon form. Universal Reason is dazed and beside itself at this, Universal Soul is reduced to slavery. That spider’s web of His is spread as a net to ensnare, In wantonness He puts it aside from off His face. And as death and life answer to one another, His life is of three sorts in three stages.

The ” union ” of the first is true separation, The other is what endures for ever in Allah.

The Mystic Rose Garden (Gulshan-i Raz)

If there were no mount of ” youness,” where were the road? The world of command and that of creatures are here one, One becomes many and many few. All who experience these three ” states ” Know the use of these words and their meanings.

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If my heart springs from the reflection of His mole, Or if the reflection of my heart is seen in that place. XI effluent atoms of Being are ever striving to rejoin their source, but so long as their phenomenal extrusion lasts they are held back from reunion with their divine source.

Now blackened by separation from the light by the wall of phenomena, now with faces reddened by the intoxicating wine of Union. See what a difference there is between body and soul ; You may golhan one as the east, the other as the west.

Both exhibit the same craving for visionary raptures and supernatural exaltations, and have been productive of similar excesses and extravagancies.

He who turns his face from the world of forms to that of verity, and holds intuitive certainty. Discourse, ; Malcolm’s Persia, II. Of this book the first verse is ‘ Universal Reason, 3 For that is like the B of Bismillah ; Second comes ” Universal Soul,” ‘the verse of light,’ 4 For that is as a lamp of exceeding light ; The third verse thereof is ” Highest heaven.

These anwa, or mansions, are the divisions of the zodiac, through one of which the moon passes each night. Man’s only duty is to shake off this illusion, this clog of Not being, to taz and die to self, and to be united’ with and live eternally in the one real Being ” The Truth.