On the subject of translation I am reminded of the mystic poet-seers. What are these saints doing when they take pen to paper but translating the ineffable, the wordless, into a human language? Compelled to speak of the love that overflows any boundaries and to share through words that which can only be tasted (dhawq) how do they even dare to attempt the wild venture of translating the soul’s tasting of the Real (Al-Haqq) into a form that can transmit but an intimation of that experience to fellow strugglers on the path?
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