Spiritual Unity

At first I thought the name of this post could be “Spiritual Parallel” but the thing with parallel lines, so I figured out recently, is that they never meet. Here, on the other hand, the idea is to unite. So probably parallel is not the right word.

Mawlana Rumi said:

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.

Saint Kabir said:

Awwal Allah noor upaya, kudrat ke sab bande;
Ek noor se sab jag upjeya, kaun bhale ko mande.

Translated, this means … In he beginning, Allah, God, the Creator, created Light, and created all beings as children of His Nature. From that One Light emerged the entire world, so who is good, and who is bad?

The message is that God, Allah, our Creator, is beyond the right and wrong, the good and bad that we, His creation, are subject to. This is analogous to the idea of God as being Nirgun which is defined in Hinduism. The Hindu philosophy says that God is become this creation, but is beyond the attributes of this creation. Nirgun, without any attributes, yet containing all attributes we find in His creation.

Maybe an analogy could describe this in terms more familiar. Suppose there’s an artist (why suppose, there are many artists in the world, but never mind that!) and she makes a painting. Now it is correct to say that the painting emerged from her, and is a physical manifestation of an idea she had. However, while she has put her effort into making the painting it would be folly to say that she is in the painting.

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