O Bahu Rahmatu-Allahe Ta-aala Alaihe! Murshid-e-Kaamil takes the Seeker unto every Station,
The Pir-e-Naqis is unable but is famous with a good fame [and in this way, he cheats people].
It should be in knowledge that Maratib are of two kinds, one of them take birth inside body and Bulk through the Name-Allah-the-Essence (Ism-e-Allah-Zaat) (and) the others are Formal Maratib.
Hence, it is revealed that one Martaba of the Name-Allah-the-Essence (Ism-e-Allah-Zaat) is Tauheed the outset and end of which is the Marifat of the Tauheed of Lord. That is, becoming Fanaa-Fi-Allah (Destroyed in Allah) Ba-Khuda. This Martaba come only in the destiny of only the Arif Faqeers.
The other Martaba is that, this end and the other end of which is greed and desire. These Maratib should be ascertained in this way that if some person studies the Loh-e-Mahfooz day and night and reads about the good and bad Ahwaal of the people in the Loh-e-Mahfooz, at what Martaba will he be? These are the Maratib of Dervish. Faqeers call such person of these trivial Maratib the Munajjam (fortuneteller). That is, he became the knower of the Loh-e-Mahfooz, not unified and knower of God. Secondly, that person has been appointed at the service of the every Wilayat (domain). He keeps the news of that amount of the salt that is added in pots from the east to west. These Maratib are of the Autaad and the Abdaal. Faqeer does not even gaze upon this inferior Martaba also as this is also reverie. These are, but, the Maratib of the Sair (traveling) through earth, not of the Wahdaniyat and the Marifat Ain-ul-Yaqeen.
[O Real-Seeker!] Be informed that the Maratib of Qutab are seventy Destinations above the Arsh and seventy Destinations above the Qutab are the Maratib of the Ghaus. These Maratib are of the Anaa of Nafs, the Kashf and Karamaat. Holders of these Maratib have no news of the Drowned in Wahdat. The essence of Faqeer also does not even bother to gaze upon these abject Maratib because it too pertains about the greed and desire. The Seeker Mureed remains glad just in the Demand [for Lord] only!
(Saying of Allah reported by the Holy Prophet of Allah Hazrat Muhammad Sal Allahu Alaihe Wa Aa-lehee Wa-sallam)
O My slave! Demand blessing from Me alone and keep affability with Me alone, as I am better for you than everything besides Me.
ABOUT ILM-UL-YAQEEN, AIN-UL-YAQEEN AND HAQ-UL-YAQEEN: That thing which is identified through proving reason, that is called "Ilm-ul-Yaqeen" as after seeing the creations, identifying the Creator; and that which is derived through (contemplative) Vision, it is called the "Ain-ul-Yaqeen" as sun needs no proving reason for its entity but instead the (contemplative) Vision is sufficient for this; and the outcome of the (contemplative) Vision is called the "Haq-ul-Yaqeen" as through the (contemplative) Vision of the Tajalliyaat, the Qurb of Allah is attained.
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