Discourse 67

Discourse 67

“He created Adam in His likeness.”
Everyone is seeking the manifestation of God.
For example, there are many veiled women who
uncover their faces to try the object of their desire,
like you try a razor. There are lovers who say to
their beloved, “I have not slept and I have not
eaten. I have become like this and that without
you.” What they mean is, “You are seeking a
manifestation of God. I am the manifestation you
can vaunt your belovedness upon.” In the same
way, all scholars and learned people are seeking
to manifest God’s desire, “I was a hidden trea
sure, and I desired to be known.”
“He created Adam in His likeness,” meaning
in the likeness of God’s laws. Divine law is mani
fest in all creation, because all things are the shad
ow of God, and the shadow is like the person. If
the five fingers spread out, the shadow also
spreads out. If the body bows, the shadow also
bows. If it stretches out, the shadow also stretches out.
Therefore, all people seek a Beloved, for
they all desire to be lovers of God, enemies to His
enemies, and friends to His friends. All these are
the rules and attributes of God that appear in the
shadow.
To sum up, this shadow world is unaware of
who we really are, yet we are aware.
But in comparison to God’s knowledge, this awareness of
ours is unawareness. Not everything in a person
shows in their shadow, only certain things. So not
all the attributes of God show in this shadow
world, only some of them, for

“You have been given of knowledge nothing
Except a little.”

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