Sunday, December 29, 2013

Zuleikha Mayat on Rumi and the Afterlife

"Have you read Juluddin Rumi?  He explains that the foetus in the mother's womb, however intelligent, will never be able to form a concept of the world that lies just outside the womb.  It has to be born and exercise its senses etc. before it can realise what this world is.  Similarly we, with our finite minds, cannot form concepts of the life hereafter.  One would have to be literally reborn and experience that life before illumination can dawn."
In "Dear Ahmedbhai Dear Zuleikhabehn: The letters of Zuleikha Mayat and Ahmed Kathrada 1979 - 1989",  pg. 38.
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