A prayer for a receptive heart

We empty our hearts of reflective thinking, and we sit together with God (Al Haqq) on the carpet of adab and spiritual attentiveness (muraqaba) and presence and readiness to receive whatever comes to us from Him–so that it is God who takes care of teaching us by means of unveiling and spiritual realization. So when they have focused their hearts and their spiritual aspiration (himam) on God and have truly taken refuge with Him–giving up any reliance on the claims of reflection and investigation and intellectual results–then their hearts are purified and open. Once they have this inner receptivity, God manifest Himself to them, teaching them and informing them through the direct vision of the inner meaning of those words and reports, in a single instant.

Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi

#from the Beshara nine day course in Jakarta, July 2009.

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