unable to accept in his heart his beloved’s transience and ephemerality, he consoles himself by saying that his beloved is a mirror reflecting the beauty of the True Object of Love and Worship, and attaches himself to a reality, so acquiring permanence for him through true love.
In the same way, when due to the constant blows of death and separation the strange love of the person who takes the huge world and the universe in its totality as his beloved is transformed into true love, he seeks refuge in the way of the Unity of Existence in order to save that great beloved of his from death and separation. If he has extremely powerful and elevated belief, it becomes a pleasurable, luminous, acceptable level, as with those resembling Muhyi’d-Din al-‘Arabi. However, it is possible he may fall into various abysses, embrace materiality, and become submerged in causes. As for the Unity of Witnessing, it is harmless; it is an exalted way of the people of sobriety.
O God, show us what is indeed the truth, and make us follow it!
Glory be unto You! We have no knowledge save that which You have taught us; indeed, You are All-Knowing, All-Wise.(2:32)