The moon said: "my color is black and I am flat and smooth and I have no light! but when I am placed in front of the sun, the amount that I position in front of the sun, it shine to me similar the objects in the mirror. Then I was in front of the sun totally and face to face, my light become complete."
Idris asked him"How much you are friend and nearness with the sun?"
The moon said: 'When I was in front of the sun totally and I look at myself , I saw the sun because the sample of sun's light is evident in me. I am ready for receive his light. So if I look at myself I see the sun perfectly." and the moon continue: "didn't you see when a mirror is placed in front of the sun, sun's picture forming in it? If the mirror had eye and look at itself, it saw the sun although it is iron (or glass). it's proclaiming "I'm sun" because in itself it didn't see anything other than the sun.
If it is placed in front of God and declare "i'm God" we shouldn't complaint it!
Section 9 of "Language of ants" by Sheikh Shihaboddin Sohravardi,
Translator: Esmaeel Radpour. Thanks to Esmaeel for sharing this story with me. Image credit.Pin It Now!