The power of a sacred name can imbue the utterer with the sanctity of the Named, so the invocation of God's name or one of His attributes has long served as an established methodology for spiritual realization.
A name of God, divinely revealed legitimately bestowed by a proper spiritual authority and frequently invoked functions in a direct way to reanimate the Holy Spirit or latent Divine within.
When the finite and temporal human heart is rhythmically impressed with a divine name, which by its very nature participates in the infinite and the eternal, the heart cannot resist and invariably recalls its theomorphic essence.
This collection of poems asserts that God speaks, so long as there is someone to listen. Urging readers to cast aside the desperate prerogatives of their runaway egos, these poems offer guidance in dissolving the brittle accretions of human personality in order that God might shine through.
Note: The aphorisms contained in this book have been previously published in French as “Seul à Seul dans le Nom” (Editions Caractères, Paris; 2003) and in Spanish as “De Solo a Solo en el Nombre” (José J. de Olañeta Editor, Palma de Mallorca; 2005).
“According to Ibn Arabi, known as the greatest master among the Sufis, the station of Perfect Man, can only be realized by those “who focus themselves on the fullness of reality, which is nothing but the reality of God Himself. That reality is revealed to us only through God’s names, and focusing upon it can only take place through remembrance.” – William Chittick, SUNY Stony Brook
Paperback:123 pages Publisher:Fons Vitae Language:English Author: Jean-Marie Tresflin ISBN:978-1887752756 Dimensions:8.2 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches