Mar 15, 2022·edited Mar 15, 2022

The "rays of the sunlight" metaphor is used in the Hindu tradition by those who affirm God's attributes (saguṇa) and argue that the individual (jīva) has a real existence that is simultaneously and inconceivably both one with and different from God (acintya bhedābheda). I am addressing this issue in my dissertation, and if you know of a Muslim theological or mystical text which uses this metaphor please let me know!

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