Edited and Slides by OmarKN
26b The Multifarious Dimensions of the Muhammadan Station
Ibn al-ʿArabī’s Meccan Openings is nothing if not a delineation of the multifarious dimensions of the Muhammadan Station.
He wanted to describe these prophetic perfections so that people may aspire to them.
His great book is a God’s-eye view of all the gates to realization, all the possible ways of coming to be who we are in our deepest selves. It is a catalogue of the various standpoints of those who have achieved the life of the heart, summarized under the headings of the book’s 560 chapters – even if, as he frequently points out, in discussing any given station he is only alluding to bits and pieces of the vision that it bestows on the realizers.
Muhyiddīn Ibn ʿArabi, Presentation of 30 Texts
 multifarious: diverse, many, numerous