From Religious Form to Spiritual Essence

Esoteric Perspectives on Islam and Christianity
by Reza Shah-Kazemi

The negation of limitation—whether this limitation take the form of the Trinity/Divine Names in the face of the Godhead or of the soul before God—this negation of limitation transforms death into life: self-negation, motivated by supreme aspiration and consummated by divine grace, grants one a taste of the beatitude of infinite being.

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Presented at a Symposium entitled “Religions’ Sacred Teachings and their Inner Meanings” organised by the Australian Centre for Sufism and Irfanic Studies on 15 December, 2013. Published here by kind permission.