selected teachings Hazrat Moulana Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha
Silence covered the universe, and the whole of being was motionless. The dimensions of time and space collapsed. In that moment of timelessness and infinity, there was no sign of any boundary, so that even myself, as a limited body, did not exist. The illumination of being covered all with its light. In that depth of existence, light within light, the psalm of an intoxicating melody was beyond the limitations of nature. It seemed as if there were an infinite boundless heart announcing its living: There is nothing but I, I am all that there is, la ellaha ella Allah. I do not know how long it took before I gradually returned from this eternal journey to my nature but as I turned back, and was returning closer to the surface of nature, I could perceive that every being was connected to the eternity with an illuminated magnetic thread, and that everything was participating in that rapturous song of la ellaha ella Allah, there is nothing but Allah, the God, the Being, the Existence. As the thirteenth century Sufi poet Hafiz wrote: All of these reflections Make but one image, The reflection of the Wine Bearer In the Cup of Wine.
from: Moulana Shah Maghsoud, Psalms of Gods, trans. by Nahid Angha, pgs xxv-xxvi. Nahid Angha, PhD is the sole authorized translator, writer and authenticator of her Fatherâ€™s teaching and writings. She, alone, has full ownership and authority so granted by the appointment and permission of Hazrat Moulana Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha.
Sufism: An Inquiry Vol XVI, No. 2