The Thirty-Eighth Subject: The Dangers of Unveiling of Inspiration


Unveiling of inspiration have dangers and blights which a mystical traveler has to know in order to be released from his ego’s temptation. We will mention some of these dangers here:
A) One is the difficulty in differentiating right unveiling from the wrong unveiling.
B) These unveiling of inspiration will hold a mystical traveler back from the right journey, keeping him busy whilst he should be walking the path of trust in God and monotheism. The reason for these declarations is that some of the masters used to prevent their disciples from tending to these affairs.They even sometimes prevent the state of unveiling by holding sway.
C) Some of the unveiling of inspiration are not the same as realities and Islamic Divine Law.
D) Unveiling is a kind of intrusion and influence in the order of universe and the appearance of nature.
E) Unveiling causes superiority complexes. A mystical traveler will also arrogate something that he does not have, such as it happened for Mohammad Ali Báb. He was a student of the seminary of Najaf and the futile and fictitious religion of Bahaiat originated from him.
F) An unveiling is not from reality, but instead from the imaginal world (intermediate suppressive world). Thus, it does not happen by perfect men. I also did not observe these unveiling of inspiration from my master.
G) A mystical traveler who is dedicated to divine love and right mysticism will not notice such affairs. If he observes something, without becoming fascinated by his observation, he will tell his master because he fears falling down in the place of destruction of ego.
H) Such unveiling of inspiration are also seen from those who are not saints of God. Therefore, having an unveiling is not a virtue nor a privilege.
I) Unveiling will cause a mystical traveler to be away from the world of nearness to God and mystical knowledge. This will result in him having a superiority complex and becoming arrogant. The mystical traveler in this state, instead of dedicating himself to general and destination, will be distracted by inconsequential pursuits.
J) Unveiling of inspiration are self-manifestations and there is no remedy except being treated by a master.
K) Briefly speaking, monotheist reflection and contemplating in the inner luminosity does not give a mystical traveler time to put his thoughts to unveiling of inspiration. A mystical traveler has to complete his time in a way that will leave no free time for other affairs.

Ayatollah Mohammad Saleh Komeily (God graciously preserves him.)Al-matalib al-solokieh

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