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: Gems Of Divine Mysteries

How can a true lover continue to exist when once the effulgent glories

of the Beloved are revealed? How can the shadow endure when once the sun

hath shone forth? How can a devoted heart have any being before the

existence of the Object of its devotion? Nay, by the One in Whose hand is

my soul! In this station, the seeker's complete surrender and utter

effacement before his Creator will be such that, were he to search the

East and the West, and traverse land, sea, mountain and plain, he would

find no trace of his own self or of any other soul.





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