: Gems Of Divine Mysteries

And should the servant ascend to even loftier heights, quit this

mortal world of dust, and seek to ascend unto the celestial abode, he will

then pass from this city into the City of Absolute Nothingness, that is,

of dying to self and living in God. In this station, this most exalted

habitation, this journey of utter self-effacement, the wayfarer forgetteth

his soul, spirit, body, and very being, immerseth himself in the sea of

nothingness, and liveth on earth as one unworthy of mention. Nor will one

find any sign of his existence, for he hath vanished from the realm of the

visible and attained unto the heights of self-abnegation.