Edited and Slides by Omar K Neusser
26a Climbing the Ladder – the miʿrāj – of Inner Realization
In many passages Ibn al-ʿArabī explains that the heart’s door will not be opened unless the seeker has patiently knocked.
Knocking at the door is a process that typically takes years and carries no guarantee that the door will be opened, certainly not before death.
The way to knock is to follow in the footsteps of the Prophet. This means not simply adhering to his external Sunna, but also climbing the ladder – the miʿrâj – of his inner realization.
Muhyiddin Ibn `Arabi; Presentation of Some 29 Texts