We are not separate from the universe. We are part of this one great whole. Mike Rugnetta discusses this from various philosophical and spiritual perspectives on his PBS Idea Channel video below.
Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi (1154-1191 CE)
Persian-Iranian philosopher and mystic
A narrative and a dream; For some time I was prey to an intense obsession. I ceaselessly practised meditation and spiritual exercises, since the problem of knowledge assailed me with insoluble difficulties. What they say about it in books brought me no light. Continue reading “Suhrawardi’s “First Vision” Account”