The Imam replied, "Look at the sun". the man said, "I can't, the rays will hurt my eyes".
The Imam said, "If you can't look at the created, how then will you be able to look at the CREATOR?"
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Note: Imam Ali was the cousin of Prophet Muhammad and his spiritual successor. The word imam simply mean leader. Ali is thought to be one of the most spiritually enlightened person ever walked on earth. His relation with Prophet Muhammad is similar to that of Aaron's with Moses (peace be upon them). This story is an excellent example of the wisdom of Ali.