Muhammad (pbuh) counselled us, saying,
“Don’t try to discern the Essence of God.”
When you form ideas about his Essence, you’re just speculating.
It’s not really God’s Essence you’re beholding – it’s only your opinions soaring.
On the way to God there are a hundred thousand veils.
By nature, we all cling to some veil, while thinking we are truly seeing Him.
That’s why the Prophet outlawed such false ideas, to save us from useless imagination.
One whose conception of God lacks reverence is doomed to fall on his face.
To fall on your face is to fall head first while still thinking you’re higher, like a drunk who can’t distinguish earth from heaven.
Witness His wonders – lose yourself in awe.
When one beholds the wonders of God, abandoning pride and the claims of the ego, contemplating His work, you find your trust station and fall into silence concerning the Maker.
Then you will only say from the depths of your soul, “I cannot praise You enough.”
Jalaluddin Rumi – Mathnawi IV: 3700-3709
Photos of the Giraffes are captured during my Safari trip in Serengeti, for more on my travel experience click here.