23. By The Sun Do You See The Sun II
If you are not an angel,
How would you recognize an angel?
If you are not Iblis,
How would you know if that stranger is Iblis?
If you are not Muhammad,
Would you know him if you met him?
And if you are not God,
How would you ever know Him?
Only God Knows
In His Absolute Sense. And His Prophet knows
In his Prophetic sense! And His Friends know
In their inspired sense!
So talk less
And keep your beady eyes on the back of a Friend
If you have had the good fortune of meeting one!
Knowledge and man is a tricky proposition. A lot of information is lost in the transmission from you to me and from me to you. Only God knows whether what we discourse here is true or false, original or facsimile, pure or tainted.
Inspiration is not just about the transcendental knowledge of man and the Divine. It is not merely about Angels and other heavenly creatures. Inspiration is about how we wake up in the morning, and how we go to bed. How we make tea and how we serve it. How we attend to our personal hygiene and how we keep ourselves groomed and presentable. Of course, you can go your own way and by the process of trial and error, you may find the best way to do EVERYTHING. But the problem is we have only as short time here in this life. There is not enough time in our egg-timer to sort out all the best habits and chores we must attend to on a daily basis. So what we need is a shortcut of sorts. An inspired person.
So if you bump into one, whether you call him mother or father, a padre, a saint, a scientist or a dervish, it is a good idea to apply your reason and intuition and listen to him / her. For even if you are not an inspired man / woman yourself, you have enough sensibility to recognise inspiration. And really, that is very good for you already.
Lovely bubbly. Take care, sunshine.
Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way