Bowl of Saki for July 23
WARMTH MELTS, WHILE COLD FREEZES. A DROP OF ICE IN A WARM PLACE SPREADS AND COVERS A LARGE SPACE, WHEREAS A DROP OF WATER IN A COLD PLACE FREEZES AND BECOMES LIMITED. REPENTANCE HAS THE EFFECT OF SPREADING A DROP IN A WARM SPHERE, CAUSING THE HEART TO EXPAND AND BECOME UNIVERSAL, WHILE THE HARDENING OF THE HEART BRINGS LIMITATIONS.
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This shows the operation of Ishk
. The expansive effect of Ishk
, altering coarser vibrations into finer ones, creates what is called spirit. Spirit and matter are one, but the force of Ishk
is lessened as it is removed from its source, which is the Throne or Heart of God ("Arsh"). Through Ishk
ice melts, flowers grow, animals gain strength and all power of man comes. So to conceive that "Allaho Akbar" has one effect and "Ishk
Allah" has another is blindness, except that "Allaho Akbar" seems to touch the physical body quicker and the heart more slowly while "Ishk
Allah" touches the heart more quickly and the physical body more slowly. But in the end they meet, the purpose is the same -- the spiritualization of the field of endeavor. When the Divine Breath and Divine Efflux touch a sphere, they bring life, love, power and inspiration, breaking all hardness of heart, mind or body.
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