The Zoo Fence
To jump to our Text Only home page,
To jump to our home page,
Walking The Path with Brother Theophyle
Here is the text version of this cartoon.
For the graphics version,
With a book in his hand, Brother Theophyle says, "I've been reading Ibn 'Arabi's book 'Whoso Knoweth Himself' where he says, 'Thou art not thou; thou art He, without thou'. I wonder what he means by that."
Rabbit replies, "I suppose he means that God is all that exists, and so what all of us call 'me' is actually 'I' to God."
Theophyle thinks about that, and then in the next panel, he exclaims, "Wait a minute! Then who's the fool I so often seem to be? Me or God?"
Editor's Notes: (1) There is an extended
excerpt from Ibn 'Arabi's book "Whoso Knoweth Himself" at TZF's