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Poet: Ibn Ata’ Illah

A feeling of discouragement when you slip up

Poet: Ibn Ata' Illah

A feeling of discouragement when you slip up
     is a sure sign that you put your faith in deeds.

Your desire to withdraw from everything
     when Allah has involved you in the world of means
          is a hidden appetite.

How can you imagine that something else veils Him

Poet: Ibn Ata' Illah

How can you imagine that something else veils Him
     when He is the One who is manifest by everything?
How can you imagine that something else veils Him
     when He is the One who is made manifest in everything?

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