Ring Settings of Wisdom

the angels were certain powers of that form
which the folk call the great human

the angels were to it
Like the spiritual and perceptual powers in the human nature

but each power is veiled in itself
and sees nothing that is better than it

for the angels claim kinship
to every high station and exalted rank before allah
to divine consciousness

whether it pertain to the divine aspect

or the aspect of
the reality of realities

or, in the nature contains all these attributes,
To what is required by
universal nature

which encompasses the vessels of the world, high and low

and this no mind knows by rational speculation

but only by that art of apprehension
that originates in divine unveiling
~ Ibn ‘Arabi

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