Just as this copper astrolabe is the mirror of the heaves, so the human being -- We have honored the Children of Adam - is the astrolabe of God. When God causes man to have knowledge of Him and to know Him and to be familiar with Him, through the astrolabe of his own being he beholds moment by moment and flash by flash the manifestation of God and His infinite beauty, and that beauty is never absent from his mirror.
Quote from Discourses of Rumi, translated by A. J. Arberry and published by Curzon Press (1975)
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