The Light of the Imam

November 8, 2007 at 1:35 am (personal interpretations, poems)

The Light of the Imam 

Ulimately there is only Reality (Allah):

it is beyond creation and non-creation;

it is beyond life and death;

it is beyond the infinite and the finite;

it is beoynd knowledge and ignorance;

it is beyond pleasure and pain;

it is behond heaven and hell;

it is beyond nirvana and samsara

it is beyond the One and the many;

and yet the Real can be known.

From the very beginninglessness

the Real has shown its Light

and that Light manifested itself in the world of form.

From Imam Adam to Imam Karim Aga Khan IV

there has never been a time

when this world was without the Light.

The Imam’s Light reaches out

and sparks up the divine light within.

Light upon Light

and so we are raised up,

awakening into Reality  


1 Comment

  1. Mansur Dhanani said,

    Beautifully articulated, Thank you Jim.

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