The Language of the Future
Sufi Terminology
by Murshid F.A. Ali ElSenossi


Bahr -see 'Sea'.

See also: Sea or Ocean
(Al Bahr). This term has several meanings. It is one of the most powerful symbols of Divine Unity and Absolute Being. When the lover reaches this Mighty Sea and plunges into its Waters, he is lost. The drop becomes the Sea. Also, between the Sea of Meanings and the Sea of Sensory Things is an isthmus which is the Presence of Imagination. And the root of the existence of Knowledge of Allah is knowledge of self. The self is an ocean without shore, so knowledge of it has no end. This is the Infinite Unfolding of Knowledge. This is Islam.

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