outside of our physical properties? It is our senses that experience motions and movements as light, sound, heat, etc. Our senses perceive the outcomes of movements differently and call them by different names, and yet the appearances of objects that come in contact with our senses are not the reality of those objects. To understand anything, including our own being, one has to confront the reality of those things and judge what one understands according to those realities. Experimental scientists tell us that things are made of waves, or of the double qualities of wave and matter. Heat, light, sound, and so on are all waves. What make them different are their frequencies, conditions, relationships to the space, and so forth. Now, imagine that when science tells us that light is the wave of motion, or even separated particles forming a line, what we see and perceive, in fact, is neither the wave nor particles, but the light. This logic can be extended to all we perceive. With our laboratory equipment we are capable of more accurate understanding, but what is measured is only in the domain of our own limited universe. We really do not know more than what we are equipped to know. We understand only those rules that are harmonious with our nature. Our senses are capable enough of understanding the surface; beyond the surface is not in the domain of sensual understanding.
Sufism: An Inquiry Vol XVI, No. 3
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