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Tusi: Ishaarat The Vector Language of the Sufism

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  • Dara Shayda
    In ITs Blessed Name That There is not a secret consultation between three, but IT makes the fourth among them, Nor between five but IT makes the sixth, Nor
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 20, 2004
      In ITs Blessed Name That There is not a secret consultation between
      three, but IT makes the fourth among them, Nor between five but IT
      makes the sixth, Nor between fewer nor more, but IT is in their midst


      Glimmering Sufism (Al-Loma' Fit Tasaw-wuf) By Anu Nasr Sarraj Tusi

      Chapter 8, Section 11
      Ishaarat (Pointing, Hinting)
      http://www.untiredwithloving.org/tusi_8_11.html
      Divan: http://www.untiredwithloving.org/tusi.html

      Sufism developed a meta-language called Ishaarat that is its
      fundamental verbiage suitable for describing sudden & short-lived
      spiritual feelings. The reason the Western readers find something odd
      & exciting about the Sufi poetry & prose is this language, a prophetic
      tradition, which has been forgotten amongst the Muslims and Sufis.

      Quite coincidentally I bumped into a book called "Process & Reality"
      the seminal work of Alfred North Whitehead within which there are
      philosophical constructs & verbiage quite similar to Sufism. The
      language Sufis called Ishaarat is the vector objectification by
      Whitehead's Doctrine of Organism and it is frankly an astute parallel
      to some Sufi concepts.

      --DARA The Eyeless Lion


      Keywords: Sufism, Tusi, Farsi, Classical Arabic, Poetry, Prose, Islam,
      Koran
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