Kernel of the Kernel

Ismail Hakki Bursevi’s translation of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi’s Lubb al-Lubb,
translated into English by Bulent Rauf

Now there is a thing one should know, and that is that the man of gnosis should know his place of beginning and his place of return; where he came from and where he is going; and the knowledge of this is tied to three journeys… Unless a man has travelled through these three journeys he cannot understand his self and cannot find in himself the necessary feeling of knowledge towards his Creator, neither can he ripen, nor can he lead others.

For the one who is ready to look into the depth of his or her own being, to the kernel of the kernel which is his essence, this book is invaluable, pointing out the path of progress for those who may become entangled along the way.

The Kernel of the Kernel – a translation and commentary on passages of Ibn Arabi’s Futuhat al-Makkiyya

Currently unavailable – reprinting.