The Language of the Future
Sufi Terminology
by Murshid F.A. Ali ElSenossi

Plain texts

(Nass). This term indicates those texts in which there is no confusion or equivocality. When Self-disclosure occurs through the Name, 'the Manifest', in the realm of realities and meanings, such plain texts may then be perceived through insight. They are called plain texts because the possessor of the meanings is at rest from the labour of reflection. This knowledge is exclusive to the people of tariqa.

See also: Inner eye Meanings
(Basirah). Insight. The basirah is the inner eye which perceives the World of the Unseen. Man's basirah is veiled and covered with a rust which can only be removed through the sincere practising of the Remembrance of Allah. Insight is one of the forms of direct knowledge of Reality.
(Ma'ana). Everything in creation has an outward form. These forms are the manifestations of their essential inner meanings. The meaning of everything is Allah. Within imagination all meanings become clothed in substratum and take on form. No meaning is able to hold itself back from imagination.

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