Thursday, December 21, 2006

Quran Surah 41:53 (Yes to Matter and Spirit)

"We demonstrate our signs in both the universe and within their own souls. And it should be apparent to all that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that the Spirit is manifested in all things?"

In this passage the Archangel Gabriel reveals both the exoteric and esoteric nature of the revelation.

41:53 of the Glorious Qur'an, as interpreted by the Rose Crescent, begins by pointing us towards the world of matter. Correcting the previous gnostic faiths, which had denigrated the world of matter as opposed to the realm of spirit, the Qur'an teaches that God is manifest within matter. All things are permeated with the Spirit.

Like the alchemists (which descend from Islam) we are asked to explore the world of matter in order to apprehend the Light. And like the Buddha and Yogis, we are asked to explore the inner world of ourselves to discover the Source of All Being.

Thus, True Islam/Sufism attempts to achieve a direct connection to the Spirit without denying the physical world. True Islam/Sufism embraces both life and the world of the Spirit.

Reconciling Nietzsche and Plato, we say both "Yes to Life" and "Yes to Death"!

For more Rose Crescent commentary on the Glorious Qur'an click here.


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