Edited and Slides by Omar K Neusser
03 Muhyi’l-Dīn ibn al-ʿArabī's Living Legacy
When we talk about Ibn al-ʿArabī’s ‘living legacy,’ … it only makes sense to speak of the life of a legacy if it is found in living souls. …
Perhaps we can find a succinct answer (regarding the living legacy) in a saying of one of the early Sufi teachers, Abū Bakr al-Wāsitī (d.932), who died two hundred years before Ibn al-ʿArabī’s birth: ‘Anyone who lives through himself is dead, and anyone who lives through the Real will never die.’
Muhyiddin Ibn `Arabi; Presentation of Some 29 Texts
 ʿAttār, Tadhkiratal-awliyāʾ, ed. Muhammad Istiʿlāmī (Tehran: Zuwwār, 1346/1967), p.736.