You have called an uncreated
being out of the void.
Thus repuls'd, our final hope Is flat despair: we must exasperate Th' Almighty Victor to spend all his rage, And that must end us, that must be our cure, To be no more; sad cure; for who would loose, Though full of pain, this intellectual being, Those thoughts that wander through Eternity, To perish rather, swallowd up and lost In the wide womb of uncreated
night, Devoid of sense and motion?
O my soul, I restored to thee liberty over the created and the uncreated
; and who knoweth, as thou knowest, the voluptuousness of the future?
* He was created by some deity that was the uncreated
The key phrase in this verse is 'gulshan-i-na afridah' or uncreated
garden which, in Sufic-Islamic terminology, is God's realm.
In a unitary approach to knowledge, there is no separation between knowledge of the metaphysical, uncreated
world on the one hand and knowledge of the natural, created world on the other.
it is already in contact with and participates in His Immediate Presence and, at its innermost as uncreated
, is identical with Him." Smith Gilson characterizes God's antecedent presence within the unmediated and specific particulars of our life as "immemorial" (picking up Jean-Luc Nancy's use of the term).
That starting light was a reflex of the uncreated
energies (Chirila 1994, 48), a sign of the presence of the One Who is Light, of the One Who is the Light of Light and of the One who, while hovering over the waters now as a hatching hen giving life to its eggs (St.
He learned iconography in the traditional, Russian-school method, and uses egg tempura and 23-karat gold leaf, which symbolizes "uncreated
light of God's presence," not power or money, he said.
He remains in the individual and collective memory of Palestinians everywhere as the gentle force that "forge[d] in the smithy of [his] soul the uncreated
conscience of [his] race." (From James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man)
To solve this conundrum, theologians were able to draw on the classical metaphysical notion of immaterial reality inherited from Neoplatonism, which was applied not just to God, but also to God's realm ("heaven"), thus generating the quite unbiblical idea that heaven is uncreated
Barlaam's principal point was this: "Since direct experience of God is not possible in this life, it follows that the light which the Hesychasts claim to see with their bodily eyes cannot be the uncreated
light of the Godhead; it must be a physical and created light (7)".