Part 37 - How a child began to speak amidst the fire and urged the people to throw themselves into the fire

    783    That Jew brought to that idol a woman with her child, and the fire was blazing. 784   He took the child from her and cast it into the fire: the woman was affrighted and...


Part 37 - How a child began to speak amidst the fire and urged the people to throw themselves into the fire

 

 

783

  

That Jew brought to that idol a woman with her child, and the fire was blazing.

784

 

He took the child from her and cast it into the fire: the woman was affrighted and withdrew her heart from (abandoned) her faith.

785

 

She was about to bow down before the idol (when) the child cried, “Verily, I am not dead.

786

 

Come in, O mother: I am happy here, although in appearance I am amidst the fire.

787

 

The fire is a spell that binds the eye for the sake of screening (the truth); this is (in reality) a Divine mercy which has raised its head from the collar (has been manifested from the Unseen).

788

 

Come in, mother, and see the evidence of God, that thou mayst behold the delight of God's elect.

789

 

Come in, and see water that has the semblance of fire; (come away) from a world which is (really) fire and (only) has the semblance of water.

790

 

Come in, and see the mysteries of Abraham, who in the fire found cypress and jessamine.

791

 

I was seeing death at the time of birth from thee: sore was my dread of falling from thee;

792

 

(But) when I was born, I escaped from the narrow prison (of the womb) into a world of pleasant air and beautiful colour.

793

 

Now I deem the (earthly) world to be like the womb, since in this fire I have seen such rest:

794

 

In this fire I have seen a world wherein every atom possesses the (life-giving) breath of Jesus.

795

 

Lo, (it is) a world apparently non-existent (but) essentially existent, while that (other) world is apparently existent (but) has no permanence.

796

 

Come in, mother, (I beseech thee) by the right of motherhood: see this fire, how it hath no fieriness.

797

 

Come in, mother, for felicity is come; come in, mother, do not let fortune slip from thy hand.

798

 

Thou hast seen the power of that (Jewish) cur: come in, that thou mayst see the power and the grace of God.

799

 

’Tis (only) out of pity that I am drawing thy feet (hither), for indeed such is my rapture that I have no care for thee.

800

 

Come in and call the others also, for the King has spread a (festal) table within the fire.

801

 

O true believers, come in, all of you: except the sweetness (‘adhbí) of (the true) religion all is torment (‘adháb).

802

 

Oh, come in, all of you, like moths; (come) into this fortune which hath a hundred springtimes.”

803

 

(Thus) he was crying amidst that multitude: the souls of the people were filled with awe.

804

 

After that, the folk, men and women (alike), cast themselves unwittingly into the fire—

805

 

Without custodian, without being dragged, for love of the Friend, because from Him is the sweetening of every bitterness—

806

 

Until it came to pass that the (king's) myrmidons were holding back the people, saying, “Do not enter the fire!”

807

 

The Jew became black-faced (covered with shame) and dismayed; he became sorry and sick at heart,

808

 

Because the people grew more loving (ardent) in their Faith and more firm in mortification (faná) of the body.

809

 

Thanks (be to God), the Devil's plot caught him in its toils; thanks (be to God), the Devil saw himself disgraced.

810

 

That which he was rubbing (the shame he was inflicting) on the faces of those persons (the Christians) was all accumulated on the visage of that vile wretch.

811

 

He who was busy rending the garment (honour and integrity) of the people—his own (garment) was rent, (while) they were unhurt.

اشتراك گذاري:      فيسبوك -  تويتر -  لينكدين -  گوگل پلاس