46 – The Three Wishes

From the place of light, I emerged from you, luminous dwelling. From the place, which I have left, I was accompanied by an avatar from the Life. The avatar, who accompanied me from the House of Life, held a rod of living water in his hand. The staff he held in his hand was full of vines of an excellent sort. He gave me some of its leaves, in which my sick heart found recovery. Again, he gave me some of it and the books became full. For the third time he gave me some of it, and he fixed my eyes in my head. My eyes he fixed in my head, and I saw my father and knew him. I saw my father, I saw him and gave him three requests. I asked him for a great heart, which can be carried by the big and the little. I asked him for gentleness, in which there is no rebellion. I asked him a level path for me to ascend to the Place of Light in peace.

Life is exalted and is victorious, and victorious is the man who has gone there.

About C.G. Häberl

Dr. Häberl is an Associate Professor at the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL). He was born and raised in the State of New Jersey, and received his PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. In addition to teaching Arabic and Aramaic language courses at AMESALL, he teaches content courses on the modern Middle East at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), of which he was the Director from 2009-2012.
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