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esoteric hadith of imam ali(as)

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salam alaikum,

so i was watching this, and the brother khalil jaffer attributes the below hadith to ameerul momineen(as). he said the hadith was famous, so maybe one of you knows where exactly to find it? googling it didn't turn up anything relevant. jazakallah khair.

Do not think that you are this small insignificant fragment within an alien universe and nobody cares about you.

Do you think you are some small insignificant mass when within you dwells an entire universe?

Your illness is within you and your cure is within you. Everything is within you, you are like an open book with whose letters things become manifest.

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salaam brother,

Your illness is within you and your cure is within you. Everything is within you, you are like an open book with whose letters things become manifest.

I remember this last line from memory, because this stayed with me, (and is by the way true) I will ask concerning where to find it, because that I dont remember.

Ya Ali Madad

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Your illness is within you and your cure is within you. Everything is within you, you are like an open book with whose letters things become manifest.

^The above quote is mentioned in 'The Sacred Foundations of Justice in Islam: The Teachings of 'Ali Ibn Abi Talib'

By M. Ali Lakhani, Reza Shah-Kazemi, Leonard Lewisohn, Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

The reference mentioned for this quote is: Sadr al-Din Qunawi, a disciple of Ibn Arabi, in his book 'Mirat al-arifin fi multamas Zayn al-Abidin'.

See: http://books.google.com/books?id=TXzDKAMD1...dq=%22#PPA58,M1

w/s

Edited by Jondab_Azdi

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Your remedy is within you -- but you do not sense it.

Your sickness is within you -- but you do not perceive it.

You presume that you are a small entity --

whereas within you is concealed the vast world.

You are indeed that magnificent book --

by whose alphabet the hidden becomes evident.

Therefore you have no needs beyond yourself

Your essence and secrets are in you -- if only you can reflect.

- Imam Ali (as)

Another version:

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æÃäÊ ÇáßÊÇÈ ÇáãÈíä ÇáÐí ÈÃÍÑÝå íÙåÑ ÇáãõÖãóÑ

ÇÊÒÚã Ãäß ÌÑãñ ÕÛíÑ æÝíß ÃäØæì ÇáÚÇáã ÇáÃßÈÑõ

Imam Ali [as]:

The cure is with you but you do not see

And the illness is from you but you are unaware

And you are the clear book

Whose letters make manifest the hidden

Do you think that you are some small mass

While within you there dwells a great world

Reference is given as Faydh Kashani's Tafsir al-Safi, page 92: http://www.aimislam.com/forums/index.php?s...ost&p=35833

Edited by SpIzo

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wow. that's deep. thanks sister. subhanallah. i was thinking it was more elaborate than what the brother gave in the lecture (@16:30 or so or maybe it was 17:30).

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