THE WISDOM OF IBN ATA'ALLAH
Translation and Commentary by Shaykh
There are two blessings no being is
ever devoid of, and are essential for every creature: the blessing
of existence and the blessing of subsistence.
Existence and creation are the gifts of the creator to expose the
treasury of His gardens and treasures, both temporarily and
eternally. Allah's constant mercy is the power behind ongoing ness,
which includes avoidance of evils, acceptance of good and
transformation through His message.
blessed you firstly with existence and secondly with continuous
has given the Adamic creation all that is needed to reach its full
potential in enlightenment and thus access to joy through divine
awareness. The door to His blissful courtyard is through recognition
of our constant frailty, weakness and need of sustenance at all
levels of existence and experience.