Know thou of a truth that the seeker must, at the beginning of his

quest for God, enter the Garden of Search. In this journey it behoveth the

wayfarer to detach himself from all save God and to close his eyes to all

that is in the heavens and on the earth. There must not linger in his

heart either the hate or the love of any soul, to the extent that they

would hinder him from attaining the habitation of the celestial Beauty. He

must sanctify his soul from the veils of glory and refrain from boasting

of such worldly vanities, outward knowledge, or other gifts as God may

have bestowed upon him. He must search after the truth to the utmost of

his ability and exertion, that God may guide him in the paths of His

favour and the ways of His mercy. For He, verily, is the best of helpers

unto His servants. He saith, and He verily speaketh the truth: "Whoso

maketh efforts for Us, in Our ways shall We assuredly guide him." (25) And

furthermore: "Fear God and God will give you knowledge." (26)

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