transcending the limited reality of man

“…That celestial reality, the third reality of the microcosm, delivers man from the material world. Its power causes man to escape from nature’s world. Escaping, he will find an illuminating reality, transcending the limited reality of man and causing him to attain to the infinitude of God, abstracting him from the world of superstitions and imaginations, and submerging him in the sea of the rays of the Sun of Reality”.

~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

man is the end of the night and the beginning of day

“Man is in the highest degree of materiality, and at the beginning of spirituality—that is to say, he is the end of imperfection and the beginning of perfection. He is at the last degree of darkness, and at the beginning of light; that is why it has been said that the condition of man is the end of the night and the beginning of day…”

`Abdu’l-Bahá

God is beyond being

“Someone beholding God and understanding what he saw has not actually seen God himself but rather something of his which has being and is knowable. For he himself solidly transcends mind and being. He is completely unknown and non-existent. He exists beyond being..”

Pseudo-Dionysus