The imaginary face
By imaginary face and secret divine remembrance, the light of attraction radiates via the attracted wayfarer and goes into the body and spirit. At this time the wayfarer will become ecstatic and sometimes with due attention to wayfarer's heart, he will go to Malakute. This is the minimum sign of Gnosticism. It means that the senses are not active when you journey to Malakute and he will observe a divine Seir.
Imagining a face during remembrance means that the spirit of that spiritual saint enters the wayfarer's heart to dwell there and destroy idol elements in the soul that are also in his personality.
An imaginary face is put forward as an idolatry outward but at heart (inwardly) by imaginary face we can get sublime degrees and for elementary wayfarer it’s compulsory but in next stages it causes veil for him and the saint dwell at some part of heart between wayfarer and Allah and the saint and the heart’s core will be free and there will be a connection with the celestial world.
There is a narration of the last prophet, he said: Hurry up to Heaven gardens. Some people asked, "Which gardens?" He said: "the remembrance circle".
The heart’s core: the faith is like a white point that appears on the heart and when the faith increases, consequently, this white point will spread. (Nahj-Al- Balagheh).
Imaginary face for new comers is imagining the saint’s face by looking at his picture. This action is temporary. Because of divine remembrance and thought after some time, the saint will appear in the wayfarer’s heart and this prevents the wayfarer from doing sensual actions and he will be united with the saint's spiritual state.
Imaginary face is the spiritual face. At first stage of Seir-O-Soluke the
wayfarer is in "Kasrat" world. This imaginary face releases the wayfarer from "Kasrat" hoping he will find the saint’s light within his heart and the saint enters his heart to clean the wayfarer’s heart.
Through the act of imagining the face of the saint in Seir-O-Soluke, the wayfarer meditates on the saint’s face which is in his mind. The real saint and instructor is one who is fully devoted and surrender himself to Allah, perfectly without egotism and self-conceit. After the presence of saint’s image, the wayfarers find out the saint’s luminosity and know him. This matter directs that: "everyone recognizes my luminosity, and he will recognize Allah". (Thesis Fi-Seir-O-Soluke by Alameh Sayid Mohammad Mehdi Tabatabaei Borojerdi, Bahrol-O'lom).
The seeker of truth: mystical discourses / The sage, Abbas Shahriary
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