Posted by: samandal | August 20, 2010

Only the Shadow Knows

Díyáfat-i-Asmá’, the Feast of Names

For Mání.

“O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another.”                                                (Hadíth Qudsí)

“Oddly enough, the paradox is one of the most valuable spiritual possessions, while uniformity of meaning is a sign of weakness. Hence a religion becomes inwardly impoverished when it loses or reduces its paradoxes; but their multiplication enriches because only the paradox comes anywhere near to comprehending the fullness of life. Non-ambiguity and non-contradiction are one-sided, and thus unsuited to express the incomprehensible.”                                                                                          (Carl Jung: Psychology and Religion, page 18)